In Prelude to Genocide, David Rawson draws on declassified documents and his own experiences to seek out what led to the Rwanda crisis. The result is a commanding blend of diplomatic history and analysis that is a milestone read on the Rwandan Genocide, and what happens when conflict resolution and diplomacy fall short.
The horrific tragedies of Central Africa in the 1990s riveted the attention of the world. But these crises did not occur in a historical vacuum. By peering through the mists of the past, the case studies presented in The Land Beyond the Mists illustrate the significant advances to have taken place since decolonization in our understanding of the pre-colonial histories of Rwanda, Burundi, and eastern Congo.