Taking readers into the heart of African genocide, Koigi wa Wamwere confronts the sheer terror of ethnic cleansing and Africa. Himself a veteran of decades of ethnic violence in Kenya, he both describes what he has seen, and recounts the stories of horror that others have told him in places such as Rwanda, Sudan, Liberia, Nigeria, Algeria, Uganda, Burundi, Angola, Somalia, Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Never has this problem been explained - and denounced - with such insider's detail, offering a crucial first step toward an international solution.
Koigi wa Wamwere, author of I Refuse to Die: My Journey for Freedom, "a terrifying work of enormous importance that contrasts humanity with bestiality, dignity with depravity," (Kirkus Reviews), has been fighting for social change in his home country of Kenya for three decades. He was imprisoned and tortured in Kenya for thirteen years, his execution averted only by the combined efforts of the Norwegian government and human rights activists around the world.