A new book on Rwanda by Patricia Crisafulli and Andrea Redmond is hot on the press, and about to be released, published by Palgrave-Macmillan (ISBN: 978-0-230-34022-0).
Having read the manuscript ahead of publication I highly recommend the book and salute the authors for giving an accurate, detailed account of how Rwanda has risen from the ashes to become a success story.
“Rwanda, Inc.: How a Devastated Nation Became an Economic Model for the Developing World” is fascinating reading, not only for Rwandans, but for those who would like to put opposition politics aside and find out how building institutions, good governance and adherence to democratic ideals is the future for Africa.
Many books by so-called “Rwanda experts” have been published since 1994 following the genocide against Tutsi. Most of them are not worth the paper they are written on. But this book objectively goes deep into how a Nation has managed to recover from the horrendous genocide that the international community ignored. The authors critically interviewed President Kagame at length, as well as men and women who have been instrumental in Rwanda’s recovery. What they have been able to chronicle shines a light on Rwanda’s successes, as well as potential short-comings.
Curious about the question of succession in 2017? The authors did not shy away from tackling the question, and President Kagame’s answers should satisfy the curious and weak-minded who see nothing good coming out of Kigali.
I recommend the book, which will be launched in San Francisco on November 15, 2012 and other cities thereafter.