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Intent to Deceive by Linda Melvern

Intent to Deceive

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Intent to Deceive by Linda Melvern
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Feb 25, 2020 | ISBN 9781788733281

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“A very sensitive and crucial reading [of the Rwandan genocide].”
—Brad Evans, Los Angeles Review of Books

“Exposes wilful deception—on the part of countries and individuals with everything to lose—to manipulate the next generation into revisionists and genocide deniers. These duped academics, journalists and other ‘experts’ continue to propagate self-serving lies onto the victims, aiming to wreak damage as repugnant as that of the earliest colonialists. Her book does not delve in gossip-mongering, hearsay or bias. It presents the facts. And it behoves us every one to remember them. It is our moral imperative. In Intent to Deceive, Melvern clearly and concisely details the indisputable evidence of a planned genocide.”
—Lt. General Rome Dallaire,, Globe and Mail

“Exposes how genocide deniers have crafted an alternative history of the Rwandan genocide. This first exhaustive analysis of the history of Tutsi genocide denial is an essential resource which helps guide readers through the labyrinth of literature on Rwanda’s history.”
The Africa Report

“Linda Melvern has made it something of a life mission to take on the Rwandan genocide deniers and debunk their poisonous fact-muddying claims … A clear, crisp and important contribution to the literature on the genocide. In particular Melvern forensically rebuts attempts by apologists for the genocidaires, including western academics, to suggest a moral equivalence between the parties in Rwanda.”
—Alec Russell, Financial Times

“A brilliant and incisive book about those who continue to deny the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.”
—Simon Adams, Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

“A scathing indictment of those ‘experts’ who feed off of each other’s bias and persistently ignore (and perhaps even benefit from) the lack of reflexivity on and awareness of the harm done by Western-centred knowledge on Rwanda. She shows how most of the knowledge and expertise on Rwanda disproportionately favours non-Rwandan voices, along the way distorting the experiences of survivors and victims and ignoring the expertise of Rwandans altogether.”
—Alice Musabende, Wasafiri

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