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Machete Season

The Killers in Rwanda Speak

Machete Season( )
Author: Hatzfeld, Jean
Preface by: Sontag, Susan
Translator: Coverdale, Linda
ISBN:978-0-312-42503-6
Publication Date:Apr 2006
Publisher:Picador
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $19.00
Book Description:

During the spring of 1994, in a tiny country called Rwanda, some 800,000 people were hacked to death, one by one, by their neighbors in a gruesome civil war. Several years later, journalist Jean Hatzfeld traveled to Rwanda to interview ten participants in the killings, eliciting extraordinary testimony from these men about the genocide they perpetrated. As Susan Sontag wrote in the preface,Machete Season is a document that "everyone should read . . . [because making] the...
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Book Details
Pages:272
Detailed Subjects: History / Africa / Central
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.51 x 8.21 x 0.71 Inches
Book Weight:0.506 Pounds
Author Biography
Hatzfeld, Jean (Author)
Susan Sontag was born in New York City on January 16, 1933. She received a B.A. from the University of Chicago and did graduate work in philosophy, literature and theology at Harvard University and Saint Anne's College, Oxford University. She was the author of 17 books including four novels, a collection of short stories, several plays, and eight works of nonfiction. Her novels are The Benefactor, Death Kit, The Volcano Lover, and In America, which won the 2000 National Book Award for fiction. On Photography received the 1978 National Book Critics Circle Award. Her stories and essays have appeared in numerous magazines including The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, and Art in America. She also wrote and directed four feature films and stage plays in the United States and Europe. She died from leukemia on December 28, 2004 at the age of 71.

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