Douglas & McIntyre
The Men Who Killed Me

Book details:

April 2009
ISBN 978-1-55365-310-3
Paperback - Trade
6" x 9"
144 pages
30 b&w photographs
Politics
Photography
$25.95 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

The Men Who Killed Me

Rwandan Survivors of Sexual Violence

Edited by: Anne-Marie de Brouwer, Sandra Ka Hon Chu
Photographs by: Samer Muscati
Epilogue by: Eve Ensler
Foreword by: Stephen Lewis

A searing testimonial to the horrors of sexual violence in war—a little-known aspect of the Rwandan tragedy.


In the hundred days of genocide that ravaged Rwanda between April and July 1994, an estimated 250,000 to 500,000 women and girls were raped. No one was spared. Grandmothers were raped in the presence of their grandchildren; young girls watched the massacre of their families before being taken as sex slaves. To a lesser extent, boys and men also fell victim to sexual violence.

Fifteen years after the Rwandan genocide, The Men Who Killed Me features testimonials from seventeen survivors. Through their narratives and portraits by photographer Samer Muscati, sixteen women and one man bear witness to the crimes committed against hundreds of thousands of others. In their strength and courage, they challenge the stigma of surviving sexual violence and living with HIV/AIDS (an astonishing 70 per cent of survivors are HIV positive). Proceeds from this book will go to Mukomeze, a charitable organization established to improve the lives of girls and women who survived sexual violence in the Rwandan genocide.

About the Authors

Anne-Marie  de Brouwer

Anne-Marie de Brouwer

Anne-Marie de Brouwer is an associate professor of criminal and international criminal law at Tilburg University, the Netherlands and is the chair of the ...

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Sandra  Ka Hon Chu

Sandra Ka Hon Chu

Sandra Ka Hon Chu is a lawyer and senior policy analyst with the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network. She has worked in East Timor, Libya, Hong Kong, Canada ...

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Samer  Muscati

Samer Muscati

Samer Muscati is a Canadian lawyer and freelance photographer whose photographs have appeared in many publications, including Time magazine.

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Eve  Ensler

Eve Ensler

Eve Ensler, playwright, performer, and activist, is the author of The Vagina Monologues, translated into over 45 languages and performed in over 120 countries, ...

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Stephen  Lewis

Stephen Lewis

Formerly the Special Envoy to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Stephen Lewis is the chair of the board of the Stephen Lewis Foundation in Canada. Mr. Lewis ...

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