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Intent to Deceive

Denying the Genocide of the Tutsi

Linda Melvern

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A shocking expose of genocide denial.
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Intent to Deceive: Denying the Genocide of the Tutsi A01 By (author) N Linda Melvern 235 156 567 BB Hardback 272 Verso Books Verso Books London United Kingdom HBTZ Genocide & ethnic cleansing HBTQ Colonialism & imperialism JPV Political control & freedoms HBJH African history HBLW3 Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000 1HFGR Rwanda 3JJPR c 1990 to c 2000 1.3 NHTZ NHTQ JPV NHH Genocide & ethnic cleansing Colonialism & imperialism Political control & freedoms African history 3MPQZ 1HFGR c 1990 to c 1999 Rwanda A shocking expose of genocide denial. It is twenty-five years since the 1994 genocide of the Tutsi of Rwanda when in the course of three terrible months more than 1 million people were murdered. In the intervening years a pernicious campaign has been waged by the perpetrators to deny this crime, with attempts to falsify history and blame the victims for their fate. Facts are reversed, fake news promulgated, and phoney science given credence. Intent to Deceive tells the story of this campaign of genocide denial from its origins with those who planned the massacres. With unprecedented access to government archives including in Rwanda Linda Melvern explains how, from the moment the killers seized the power of the state, they determined to distort reality of events. Disinformation was an integral part of their genocidal conspiracy. The genocidaires and their supporters continue to peddle falsehoods. These masters of deceit have found new and receptive audiences, have fooled gullible journalists and unwary academics. With their seemingly sound research methods, the Rwandan genocidaires continue to pose a threat, especially to those who might not be aware of the true nature of their crime. The book is a testament to the survivors who still live the horrors of the past. Denial causes them the gravest offence and ensures that the crime continues. This is a call for justice that remains perpetually delayed. "A very sensitive and crucial reading [of the Rwandan genocide]." - Brad Evans, Los Angeles Review of Books Linda Melvern is a British investigative journalist. For several years she worked for The Sunday Times (UK), and was recruited from the newsroom to join the investigative Insight Team. Since leaving newspapers she has written six books of non-fiction and has published in the British press and academic journals. For twenty-five years she has research and written extensively about the circumstances of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. A consultant to the Military One prosecution team at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, part of her archive of documents was used to show the planning, the financing and progress of the crime. She is the author of A People Betrayed: The Role of the West in Rwanda's Genocide, and Conspiracy to Murder. 25022020 02 RRP including tax GB GBP 16.99 0.00 16.99 This price includes a tax element GB 20 Available 16 BERT GARD Y It is twenty-five years since the 1994 genocide of the Tutsi of Rwanda when in the course of three terrible months more than 1 million people were murdered. In the intervening years a pernicious campaign has been waged by the perpetrators to deny this crime, with attempts to falsify history and blame the victims for their fate. Facts are reversed, fake news promulgated, and phoney science given credence. Intent to Deceive tells the story of this campaign of genocide denial from its origins with those who planned the massacres. With unprecedented access to government archives including in Rwanda Linda Melvern explains how, from the moment the killers seized the power of the state, they determined to distort reality of events. Disinformation was an integral part of their genocidal conspiracy. The genocidaires and their supporters continue to peddle falsehoods. These masters of deceit have found new and receptive audiences, have fooled gullible journalists and unwary academics. With their seemingly sound research methods, the Rwandan genocidaires continue to pose a threat, especially to those who might not be aware of the true nature of their crime. The book is a testament to the survivors who still live the horrors of the past. Denial causes them the gravest offence and ensures that the crime continues. This is a call for justice that remains perpetually delayed.
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Book publisherVerso Books
Publication date25 Feb 2020
FormatHardback
Pages272
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