'Tremendous. A moving and haunting tribute to the human spirit' WILLIAM BOYD Into the heart of a genocide that left a million people dead 6 April 1994: In the skies above Rwanda the presidentas plane is shot down in flames. Near Kigali, Jean-Pierre holds his family close, fearing for their lives as the violence escalates. In the chapel of a hillside village, missionary priest Vjeko Curic prepares to save thousands of lives The mass slaughter that follows a friends against friends, neighbours against neighbours - is one of the bloodiest chapters in history Twenty years on, BBC Newsnight producer David Belton, one of the first journalists into Rwanda, tells of the horrors he experienced at first-hand. Now following the threads of Jean-Pierre and Vjeko Curicas stories, he revisits a country still marked with blood, in search of those who survived and the legacy of those who did not. This is David Belton's quest for the limits of bravery and forgiveness.Unless a border guard could be bothered to drop on to his knees and crawl under the truck it would be impossible for him to spot the metal frame. ... Six years earlier he had injured himself carrying mud bricks up the side of a hill and had been forced to return to Europe to spend ... the documents, which were returned to him, thumbed and greasy, with a grunt and a muttered order for the barrier to be lifted.
|Title||:||When The Hills Ask For Your Blood: A Personal Story of Genocide and Rwanda|
|Publisher||:||Random House - 2014-01-30|