“Machete Season by Jean Hatzfeld” is a tough book to read!, it lets the killers .. Une lecture quasiment indispensable: le récit de 10 Rwandais Hutus qui ont. Jean Hatzfeld’s most popular book is Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak. L’Air de la guerre: Sur les Routes de Croatie et de Bosnie-Herzegovine. Jean Hatzfeld’s Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak is a shocking represent “in-humanity” or the “ob-scene” reality of genocide (de Certeau )

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Book titles OR Journal titles. It gave me a great understanding of the historical background for the events in Rwanda. Jocko Podcast 16 – Machete Season.

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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. I enjoyed several things about this book: The machetes are the tools they use for cutting in maize and banana plantations. Books by Jean Hatzfeld. As Susan Sontag wro During the spring ofin a tiny country called Rwanda, somepeople were hacked to death, one by one, by macjetes neighbors in a gruesome civil war.

La Murambi Technical School era in costruzione nel jeab, e lo era anche quando ci sono stato io dieci anni dopo, ma a quel punto i lavori erano per trasformarla nel Murambi Genocide Memorial Centre. I would be very interested to know what all the women in Rwanda think of their male relatives who have killed. Bypassing the fear of judgement is another matter.

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They were helpful for those men who weren’t naturals with their machetes those who were used to killing goats had an advantage. You could get killed yourself if you lagged off. Nov 23, Nick rated it really liked it Shelves: I wasn’t reading the book so that those guys could be sorry enough, though.


I could have dealt without the constant comparisons to the holocaust. Psychological aspects which would have been interesting, had the author questioned them hqtzfeld it. Temporaca than falling into that temptation, Hatzfield uses the Holocaust as a contrast, which I find quite effective. This sense of jesn monologue, in turn, helps to render these men as cold-blooded monsters. The suffering brought to light each person’s natural kindness or wickedness. Hatzfeld wrote three books on this subject, this being the second book in which he talks to the killers about their deeds.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I have a lot of boiling frustration inside over people who don’t even notice that black people are so much more likely to go to prison than white people. It probed the psychology of someone trying to escape the guilt of terrible things they have done.

The men easily blamed the women for wanting more loot and claimed that their wives wholly supported them. I may have learned a little more of the how, but I still don’t really understand the WHY. Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review ‘s biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers. As one of the guys put it: The killings take place only in one direction.

To insist it was all them, not me if you had escaped prison. When hundreds were rolled into rivers?


hatzfwld Learn more about Amazon Prime. The realities this novel depicts are ones we all should face in order to prevent history from repeating itself. No bond of friendship or love that survived from a church choir or an agricultural cooperative.

The only difference in is that the crops were human. I had a lot of “But what about?

A genocide – that seems extraordinary to someone who arrives afterward, like you, but for someone who got himself muddled up by the intimidators’ hig words and the joyful shouts of his colleagues, it seemed like normal activity. It was only later that he thought to interview some of those who killed during the genocide. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

Fascinating, if unsurprising, is the role greed played, and how mass-killing also made for looting and personal enrichment. Des hommes ordinaires qui ont fait les choses les plus horribles que l’on peut imaginer. That’s all that needs to be done.

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Read this book folks and look what is going on in the world. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

The only obvious conclusion: