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Title: Th
e Princess of Burundi (Ann Lindell Mystery #4)
Author(s):  Kjell Eriksson, Ebba Segerberg (Translator)
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication date: February 6th 2007 (first published 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0312327684
ISBN-13: 9780312327682

Book Description
Winner of the Swedish Crime Academy Award for Best Crime Novel, The Princess of Burundi introduces American readers to Kjell Eriksson--a crime writer who has quickly become an international sensation. This spellbinding new thriller opens when a young father fails to show up for supper on a snowy night just before Christmas. His is not the only sinister disappearance, and before the final breathtaking climax, a secret killer terrorizes an entire frightened town. Despite being on maternity leave, Inspector Ann Lindell is determined to find John's murderer. The cruel cat-and-mouse game that follows leads Ann to a deadly confrontation with a treacherous killer. Ann must decide whether to take a huge risk that could result in many more dead bodies in the snow, including hers and that of her unborn child.

 

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Title:
Across The Red River: Rwanda, Burundi, And The Heart Of Darkness
Author(s):  Christian Jennings
Paperback: 396 pages
Publisher: Orion
Publication date: (first published 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0575400285
ISBN-13: 9780575400283

 

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T
itle: Burundi: Ethnic Conflict and Genocide
Author(s): Rene Lemarchand  
Paperback:
248 pages
Published: Cambridge University Press
Publication date:  January 26th 1996 (first published May 27th 1994)
ISBN10:
0521566231
ISBN13: 9780521566230
Language:English
 

Book Description
This book situates Burundi in the current global debate on ethnicity by describing and analyzing the wholesale massacre of the Hutu majority by the Tutsi minority. The author refutes the government's version of these events that places blame on the former colonial government and the church. He offers documentation that identifies the source of these massacres as occurring across a socially constructed fault-line that pitted the Hutu majority's use of ethnicity as an instrument for the achievement of majority rule in parliament against the Tutsi minority's use of ethnocide to gain hegemony. By analyzing the roots of ethnicity conflict, the author derives institutional and other formulae through which conflict among the primary groups in Burundi--and elsewhere--may be mitigated. Published in cooperation with the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD).

 

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T
itle: Life After Violence: A People's Story of Burundi
Author(s): Peter Uvin  
Paperback:
224 pages
Published: Zed Books 
Publication date: February 15th 2009
ISBN10:
1848131801
ISBN13: 9781848131804
Language:English
 

Book Summary
Burundi recently emerged from twelve years of civil war. In this book, ordinary Burundians, farmers, artisans, traders, mothers, soldiers and students talk about the past and the future, war and peace, their hopes for a better life and their relationships with each other and the state. Young men, in particular, often seen as the cause of violence, talk about the difficulties of living up to standards of masculinity in an impoverished and war-torn society. Weaving a rich tapestry, Peter Uvin pitches the ideas and aspirations of people on the ground against the assumptions often made by the international development and peace-building agencies.  This groundbreaking book on conflict and society in Africa will have profound repercussions for development across the world.

 

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T
itle: From Bloodshed to Hope in Burundi: Our Embassy Years during Genocide (Focus on American History)
Author(s): Robert Krueger
Paperback:
308 pages
Published: University of Texas Press 
Publication date: October 1st 2007
ISBN10:
0292714866
ISBN13: 9780292714861
Language:English


Book Summary

In 1994, while nations everywhere stood idly by, 800,000 people were slaughtered in eight weeks in Rwanda. Arriving as U.S. Ambassador to neighboring Burundi a few weeks later, Bob Krueger began drawing international attention to the genocide also proceeding in Burundi, where he sought to minimize the killing and to preserve its fledgling democratic government from destruction by its own army. From Bloodshed to Hope in Burundi is a compelling eyewitness account of both a horrific and persistent genocide and of the ongoing efforts of many courageous individuals to build a more just society. Krueger and his wife Kathleen graphically document the slaughter occurring all around them, as well as their repeated efforts to get the U.S. government and the international community to take notice and take action. Bob Krueger reconstructs the events of the military coup that precipitated the Burundi genocide and describes his efforts to uncover the truth by digging up graves and interviewing survivors. In straightforward and powerful language, Kathleen Krueger recounts her family's experience living amid civil war, including when she faced down a dozen AK-47-wielding African soldiers to save the life of a household worker. From Bloodshed to Hope in Burundi shines a piercing light on a genocide that has gone largely unreported, and identifies those responsible for it. It also offers hope that as the truth emerges and the perpetrators are brought to account, the people of Burundi will at last achieve peace and reconciliation.

 

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