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Where is Kigali?

Lindsey Hilsum

‘Evariste was the nightwatchman. He and I were alone in the house in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, when the killing started.’

Lindsey Hilsum

Lindsey Hilsum is the International Editor of Channel 4 News, and the author of In Extremis: the Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin and Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution. Hilsum was the only English-speaking foreign correspondent in Rwanda when the genocide began in 1994, and wrote about this for Granta in ‘Where is Kigali?’. Almost twenty years later, she returned to document the nation’s path to recovery in ‘The Rainy Season’.

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