You Hide That You Hate Me And I Hide That I Know
The grant jury: Elegantly written, extraordinarily well conceived, and lacerating. In a series of searching encounters with Rwandans, Tutsi and Hutu, survivors and perpetrators, consummate journalist Philip Gourevitch listens, questions, and discovers in the visceral stories of the people he meets how a murderer lives side by side with the close relatives of the people he killed. It would be easy to romanticize the attempt to embrace the concept of forgiveness in a legalized framework, but Gourevitch scrupulously avoids such pitfalls. He is writing a book that goes far beyond political analysis to raise the profoundest questions about what it is to be a human being.