I've just finished 'We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families' by Philip Gourevitch, and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

He wasn't in Rwanda while the initial killings took place, but travelled extensively around Rwanda and Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) from 1995 to 1998, speaking to everyone - Tutsi survivors, the new government, Hutu ex-leaders in exile, and people who took part in the killings.

Gourevitch takes what is unimaginable, "the most intensive slaughter" in the blood-filled 20th century as Bill Clinton said, and puts it, and its consequences, in a human context.

The sights and stories he describes are horrifying, but what stands out from all the people he speaks to is an unwillingness to give up, a refusal to be resigned to the anarchic fate one might expect of a country which has undergone such upheaval.

There is nothing I can say, though, really, other than: read this book, you will not regret it. This copy will be back in the library tomorrow.

Book about the Rwandan genocide - phenomenal