Stephen Kinzer tells the astonishing story of how Paul Kagame, the president of Rwanda, seized power in his genocide-shattered country and brought about one of the most successful revolutions of the modern era.
- Stephen Kinzer, author of "A Thousand Hills"
- Carla Koppell, director of The Initiative for Inclusive Security
- Elizabeth 6/10/08: "While I am glad that there is a focus on Africa, I feel that there are some problematic developments under the surface in Rwanda. Ethnic tensions and government supression of dissent are just under the surface in Rwand. For example, the Gachacha courts are convened in such a way that they address only the genocidal acts committed by Hutus against Tutsis; war crimes committed by the Rwandan Patriotic Front are not addressed in any meaningful way. My friends who have spent time living in Rwanda attest that certain people within Rwanda live under threat of arrest and 'disappearance' if they speak. There are many other voices talking about this issue, and I hope that the Author will listen to voices beyond merely the former war-lord who rules Rwanda. While Rwanda's reconstruction has received much attention, Rwanda's development is not without its complications."