Facing of Facts in Rwanda: A response to Nigel Eltringham's "Representing Rwanda: Questions and Challenges" Vol 3, No 1 (2001)


  • Linda Melvern University of Wales



Author Biography

Linda Melvern, University of Wales

Linda Melvern is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Department of International Politics. An investigative journalist, she previously worked on the Sunday Times in London, including as a member of their award-winning Insight Team. Since leaving the paper to write her first book, she has written widely for the British press. Her book on the fifty-year history of the UN was turned into a major television series, UN Blues, for Channel Four television. She writes for British newspapers and magazines and lectures and broadcasts on international issues. She has been researching the circumstances of the genocide in Rwanda for nearly eight years and her account of the genocide, A People Betrayed. The Role of the West in Rwanda’s Genocide was published in September 2000 by Zed Books. It was chosen book of the year in The Observer by Geoffrey Robertson, QC and she was the runner-up in the 2001 Martha Gellhorn journalism award. The book is in its third impression and an updated and revised edition will be published in 2003.