Stories from Rwanda by Phillip Gourevitch - nonfiction - 353
By Paris Smouse
Chapter 1 15-24Philip Gourevitch travels to Kibungo in order to get a closer look of the memorial in a church. It had nearly been 3 months that the killing happened. The Tutsis were slaughtered only because they were Tutsis. At the church there were still remains and only a few had survived this massacre. The women were all raped before being murdered. The The killers killed all day and at night they feastedc upon their victims and began to kill again the next day. 9 pages
Chapter 2 Pages 25-31April 22 the hospital in Muganero, was packed with rrefugees. Treatment was refused to the Tutsis. No one was aloud to leave except the Hutus. Saturday May 16 the hospital was attacked. Tutsis that escaped to the basement were fired at with tear gas Tutsis hid in the houses of the dead but then ran off to Bisesero and survived. 6 pages
Chapter 3 & 4 Pages 32-62Tutsi and Hutsi beliefs started a while back and are in the Bible. Originally the were two brothers. But one was a farmer and one was a herdsman. The herdsman got more money so they other brother killed him. God didn't give a punishment to the boy but after, realized hate isn't the right thing so he flooded the earth. The Tutsi and Hutsi lived together but the tutsi got more money and the hutsi didn't like that so they started killing the Tutsi,
Chapter 5 63-74 pagesTutsi use to be above the Hutsi. It was like racism, the Tutsi were the "white" and Hutsi were the "black". The Tutsi had every first choice and they had seperate schools like America did. Until their government realized the Hutsi were here first so they should get loyalty first. The Hutsi began to kill Tutsi because they wanted their rights and didn't believe the Tutsi had any.
Chapter 6 & 7 Pages 75-101Hutsis punished Tutsis even children if they were Tutsi. They went to schools expelling Tutsis and when they arrived home, they saw their houses burning. Some found their families hiding in their crops and stayed there for a few months. They finally came out of hiding in 1987 when the government had stopped the Hutsi.
Chapter 8 and 9 pages 101-131A middleage Rwandan tells her story to Philip. She had married a Tutsi and was a tutsi herself. They both worked at the hospital and cured the injured for the Hutsis. Later though, the government tracked her down and released her from her jud because she was a survivor Tutsi.