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Sunday at the Cesspool

Gil Courtemanche

From: Rwanda and the New Scramble for Africa


In Chapter 11, Philpot critiques Gil Courtemanche’s novel Sunday at the Pool in Kigali, in which Courtemanche describes himself as “an eye-witness report,” even though he was not in Rwanda when the events took place. Philpot discusses the limits and motives for his writing as well as discussing the uses and abuses of media and authority on events to push for a specific western narrative.



Robin Philpot

Robin Philpot is a Montreal writer, translator, and publisher. He has written six books in French and is co-author of A People’s History of Quebec.