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About the book
A Hutu and a Tutsi in Rwanda. An American police officer and a bank robber. An Israelian and a Palestinian girl. A neo-Nazi and a member of the queer community. These are friendships between people who, at first glance, seem destined to be enemies. In Across the Divide, Maurits Chabot takes his readers on a journalistic quest into the heart of Rwanda, along the checkpoints of the Israel-Palestine border, inside prisons of the US and art galleries in Oslo. While travelling through regions of conflicts and war, he investigates how people reconciled. Is there any limit to empathy? What does it take to have friendships emerge from dramatic conflicts? And what is there for others to learn from their stories of hope and resilience?