The Taylor Report - Rwanda 1994: Colonialism dies hard
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The Taylor Report is pleased to bring you Rwanda 1994: Colonialism dies hard, the english translation of Robin Philpot's book Ça ne s’est pas passé comme ça à Kigali

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Right thinking people would have us blindly believe the Official Story that the Rwandan tragedy was simply the work of horrible Hutu génocidaires who planned and executed a satanic scheme to eliminate nearly a million Tutsis after a plane crashed in the heart of dark Africa on April 6, 1994. On the other hand, former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali declared to the author that the “Rwandan genocide was 100 percent American responsibility. How can such contradictory interpretations coexist?

Robin Philpot’s vast and methodical research, extensive interviews, and close analysis of events and popular writings on the subject shows not only that the Official Story is false, but that it was edified in an aim to cover-up the causes of the tragedy and to protect the criminals responsible for it. What’s more, to make us believe that Story, the Story tellers have unfailingly reproduced those literary traditions, clichés, and metaphors that provided the underpinnings of slavery, the slave-trade, and colonialism.

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Robin Philpot is a Montréal writer. He lived in Africa in the 1970s and taught English and History in Burkina Faso from 1972 to 1974. The original French version of this book entitled Ça ne s’est pas passé comme ça à Kigali has sold widely in Quebec, in Europe and in Africa.

Rwanda 1994: Colonialism dies hard is published on line by the The Taylor Report and Robin Philpot so as to ensure maximum readership, particularly in Africa.

Praise for Ça ne s’est pas passé comme ça à Kigali

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“Explosive, very daring and solidly defended... a real bomb that rocks our interpretation of the Rwandan tragedy!” Le Devoir, Montreal.

“Philpot’s investigations show that behind all the words can be found an operation to destabilize and remodel the region.” Africa International, Paris.

“In this blistering exposé, Philpot makes the case that the genocide was a consequence of an Americano-British scheme to support a guerrilla movement (the Rwandan Patriotic Front) against the Rwandan government of Juvenal Habyarimana’s, assassinated at the same time as Burundian President Cyprien Ntaryamira.” La Presse, Montreal

The French version of Robin Philpot's book can be purchased through Librairie Pantoute, you can also find it on