Shake Hands With the Devil
The Failure of Humanity in RwandaKit - 2004
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Lt-Gen. Roméo Dallaire documents his personal experience as the commander of the UN Intervention in Rwanda, in what has become known as a "failure of humanity" to stop the genocide of 800,000 people, an atrocity that takes place over a mere 100 days. The book chronicles his own comp... Read More »
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Serving in Rwanda in 1003 as a UN Force Commander, Lieutenant General Romeo Dellaire and his small UN peacekeeping force found themselves abandoned by the world's major powers in a vortex of civil war and genocide. With meager resources to stem the killing, General Dellaire was witness to the murder of 800,000 Rwandans in a hundred days, and returned home broken, dissillusioned and suicidal.
Shake Hands with the Devil is his return to Rwanda: a searing book that is both an eyewitness account of the failure of humanity to stop the genocide, and the story of General Dellaire's own struggle to find a measure of peace, reconciliation and hope.
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