New book out on Rwanda

A new book was released on Rwanda this week, edited by Scott Strauss and Lars Waldorf, that takes a critical look at the post-genocide state, its challenges and policies.

The book is dedicated to the memory of Alison des  Forges. I have a chapter with Federico Borello on transitional justice in the Congo, in particular regarding Rwanda’s involvement there. Other authors include Catharine Newbury, Joseph Sebarenzi, Nigel Eltringham, Aloys Habimana and Filip Reyntjens.

The Rwandan government has come out strongly against the book, with articles published in the government-owned The New Times even before the release of the book. In addition, a blog has been set up to dismiss various critics of the regime, with several postings on the book and its authors.