United Nations diplomat Charles Petrie operated in the hellholes of the world for two decades, and in “The Triumph of Evll: Genocide in Rwanda and the Fight for Justice,” he jettisons his learnt reticence to pursue an evildoer he came across during the unbelievably appalling Rwandan genocide in 1994. A UN officer led the killings of numerous people, including UN friends of Petrie, but has remained free despite years of pursuit. Petrie’s crowd-funded book is a modern-day page turner, as he describes, painstakingly and often lyrically, the twists and turns of his diplomatic career, all the while attempting to keep the wheels of justice turning. He admits to failure, and one of his confessions is heartbreaking. What makes The Triumph of Evil so remarkable is the beautiful illustrated drawings of Spike Zephaniah Stephenson, especially a long visual narrative of the unspeakable events of 1994. The Triumph of Evil springs from the heart and is a work of bracing, solemn majesty. May Petrie’s campaign one day win!
3 Replies to “The Triumph of Evil by Charles Petrie & Spike Zephaniah Stephenson [8/10]”
Congratulations with your book on Rwanda. I will order it and read it carefully. You were one of my colleagues in the field, wise, committed and highly respected.
I hope that you are doing well. Keep up the good work!
I will read your book with keen interest. I still remember the day we travelled to Gisenyi and how you crossed into DRC to meet with RCD Rebel leaders while remained the beyond. Then on our next trip they came ot Gisenyi, so we could meet them together.
All my best,
Dear Charles, I have read the book and hope it will inspire many to resist and counter the indifference of international bureaucracies as well as their quest for homogeneity as preferred operating model.
Thanks for resisting.