When President Habyarimana's jet was shot down in April 1994, Rwanda erupted into a hundred-day orgy of killing - which left up to a million dead. Fergal Keane travelled through the country as the genocide was continuing, and his powerful analysis reveals the terrible truth behind the headlines.
`A tender, angry account ... As well as being a scathing indictment - Keane says the genocide inflicted on the Tutsis was planned well in advance by Hutu leaders - this is a graphic view of news-gathering in extremis. It deserves to become a classic' Independent.
Fergal Keane was a BBC correspondent in Africa for more than ten years. He is now its Asia correspondent, based in Hong Kong. Keane was born in London and grew up in Dublin. He was educated at Presentation Brothers College in Cork, where Keane engaged in the debate society, where he won a Gold Medal for Public Speaking. Keane is the author of The Bondage of Fear, Season of BLood, Letter to Daniel, and many more.