"The Life After"

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

It's been 15 years since genocide devastated the country of Rwanda. Philip Gourevitch looks back on the genocide and efforts at reconciliation in his article "The Life After." It appears in the May 4th issue of The New Yorker.

Philip Gourevitch was on The Leonard Lopate Show in May 2008, talking about the book Standard Operating Procedure, a collaboration with the filmmaker Errol Morris, about prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib. You can listen to that interview here.


Philip Gourevitch

Comments [5]

gina ballinger from Graz, Austria

"The Life After"
Philip Gourevitch

dear leonard lopate..its very upsetting to hear about "people"killing when i assume it was men & not women killing...would deeply appreciate accuracy here...thank you for your programs all the way over here. gina ballinger

Jun. 02 2009 10:31 AM
Catherine from Rockville Centre

I strongly recommend the memoir of this genocide called "Left to Tell" by Tutsi survivor Immaculee Ilibagiza. Incredibly moving, uplifting and a quick read. She hid in a tiny bathroom with several other women for months.

May. 27 2009 01:52 PM
db from nyc

This is chilling. How do humans devolve to this??? Is this horror something that resides is us all?

It is extremely difficult to understand.

May. 27 2009 01:49 PM
db from nyc

... was the Clinton administration too preoccupied with Lewinsky to pay attention to genocide? Really, what was the excuse that allowed this morally reprehensible chain of events? Did we stand-by because Rwanda has no oil???

May. 27 2009 01:44 PM
db from nyc


May. 27 2009 01:36 PM

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