“Machete Season by Jean Hatzfeld” is a tough book to read!, it lets the killers .. Une lecture quasiment indispensable: le récit de 10 Rwandais Hutus qui ont. Jean Hatzfeld’s most popular book is Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak. L’Air de la guerre: Sur les Routes de Croatie et de Bosnie-Herzegovine. Jean Hatzfeld’s Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak is a shocking represent “in-humanity” or the “ob-scene” reality of genocide (de Certeau )

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The first time I wore my “Are you fucking kidding me?! As Susan Sontag wrote in the preface, Machete Season is a document that “everyone should read. Bypassing the fear of judgement is another matter.

Why, then, talk to the murderers? Apparently, even the organisers of the genocide told the women to stay home.

I feel like the author stayed away from the tough questions with regard to the men who killed, instead allowing them to tell only what they wished with no real challenge as to their frames of minds. Any by that I mean, there are passages of darkness that few humans have ever encountered. Preface by Susan Sontag. A second thing that came out consistently was how every Hutu had to kill or be killed himself. Like the Hutus, the Khmer Rouge didn’t have a plan beyond extermination. Does it terrify you?

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Why, then, talk to “Some struck slowly from wickedness. The most annoying thing about Machete Season was its insistence on bringing up the Jewish Holocaust at every opportunity. Out of the thousands that sought safety above the village, just a few dozens survived–the rest cut down by their Hutu neighbors and the Interahamwe.


I’m hesitant to sweep any one under the rug because of cultural influences so I can’t decide for myself if the reason they didn’t help at least not as a whole Tutsis was from their place in society of leaving all decisions up to the man of the house.

The killings were too well managed to leave us room for any other feelings. After I have endured my punishment, I see nothing to prevent me from returning to my wife, my place in society, my six children, even if they have grown up without me and no longer recognize me.

I sensed a terror tdmporada these killers.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. But forcing memory back into our innermost thoughts and the disastrous broodings of childhood … a mind can lose itself that way.

We always finished our jobs properly. Some kids practiced on corpses, others practiced on children.

Machete Season (A Time for Machetes) – Jean Hatzfeld

Ultimately the complete banality and lack of remorse these killers felt, both during and after, the atricious murders of babies, neighbours, pregnant women etc. As one of the guys put it: In some confused way they are also probably trying to emphasize, to macheted of us at the edge of that exterminating machets, an agonizing truth.

The key to the mystery arrives by chance when, without realizing it, I sometimes pass from the informal, singular machees tu to the plural “you” vous. See 1 question about Machete Season….

The interviews took place at a prison where they were all imprisoned; all had been sentenced, so anything they said could no longer be used against them in any legal proceedings.

Does anyone in a power play ever consider the casualities? Or like that German soldier in the strange parable told by Simon Wiesenthal in The Sunflower, they ask for pardon with the certainty that this request, because it is humiliating and expresses sympathy, deserves in itself a positive response.


Una Temporada de Machetes : Jean Hatzfeld :

This book is largely comprised of interviews from the men who perpetrated the genocide in Rwanda. They were clamoring for the massacre of all the cockroaches, but in amusing ways. The worst part of the killings was when they had outside help from neighboring hills. I think killing people is bad if killing people is bad.

In the s there was a revolution and the Hutus threw out the Tutsi monarchy. During the killings I no longer considered anything in the Tutsi except the person has to be done away with. From horror to the banal and matter-of-fact accounts, this collection is key for anyone wanting to get a better grasp of what happened in Rwanda. My frustration is turning into rage a lot these days over justification of asshole behavior that does not need to be so. So bad for white post-colonial guilt.

Books by Jean Hatzfeld

Common men and it was almost entirely men that did the massacringthey did what was completely beyond the pale. The killers mentioned in the books are Hutu neighbors who ate and temprada with their Tutsi neighbors, had Primus Beer, plowed the same land, played in the same soccer team. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Book titles OR Journal titles.