Where is Kigali? | Lindsey Hilsum | Granta Magazine

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.’

ters of rwandaEvariste was the nightwatchman. He and I were alone in the house in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, when the killing started. It was on the night of 6 April 1994. A plane carrying the presidents of Rwanda and its neighbouring state Burundi had been shot down, and everybody on board had …


Lindsey Hilsum

Lindsey Hilsum is the Channel 4 News International Editor and a columnist for the New Statesman. She is the author of Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution. In 1994, she was the only English-speaking foreign correspondent in Rwanda when the genocide began.

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