In the old version of Rwanda’s national story, an idealistic group of young rebels overthrew a genocidal regime, ushering in an era of stability and growth that made the nation the donor darling of the West.
In Do Not Disturb, Michela Wrong tears away this veil of respectability to expose the unsettling truth at the heart of the nation’s recent past. Who really fired the missile that killed the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi? Why didn’t the mass killings end when the rebels took control? Why did those same rebel comrades, victory secured, turn so ruthlessly on one another? Why would Paul Kagame sanction the murder of his former friend?