The Key to My Neighbor's House by Elizabeth Neuffer
Seeking Justice in Bosnia and Rwanda

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Interviewing war criminals and their victims,Neuffer explains,through the voices of people she follows over the course of a decade,how genocide erodes a nation's social and political environment.Her characters' stories and their competing notions of justice-from searching for the bodies of loved ones,to demanding war crime trials,to seeking bloody revenge-convinces readers that crimes against humanity cannot be resolved by simple talk of forgiveness,or through the more common recourse to forgetfulness.
 

About Elizabeth Neuffer

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Elizabeth Neuffer is an award-winning reporter for The Boston Globe. While serving as the paper's European Bureau Chief, she won the the Courage In Journalism Award and was then named an Edward R. Murrow Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations. She lives in New York City.
 
Published November 17, 2001 by Picador. 544 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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Agent, Michael Carlisle.(Nov.)Forecast:American attention has certainly been drawn away from Bosnia and Rwanda, but the questions Neuffer asks about the boundaries between justice and revenge remain highly relevant.

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Neuffer wisely points out that if individual responsibility doesn't triumph over collective guilt, different ethnic groups will never coexist peacefully.

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