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Negotiating genocide in Rwanda : the politics of history, Erin Jessee

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Negotiating genocide in Rwanda : the politics of history
Title
Negotiating genocide in Rwanda
Title remainder
the politics of history
Statement of responsibility
Erin Jessee
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is an oral history-based study of the politics of history in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Using life history and thematic interviews, the author brings the narratives of officials, survivors, returnees, perpetrators, and others whose lives have been intimately affected by genocide into conversation with scholarly studies of the Rwandan genocide, and Rwandan history more generally. In doing so, she explores the following questions: How do Rwandans use history to make sense of their experiences of genocide and related mass atrocities? And to what end? In the aftermath of such violence, how do people's interpretations of the varied forms of suffering they endured then influence their ability to envision and support a peaceful future for their nation that includes multi-ethnic cooperation?
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1979-
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Jessee, Erin
Dewey number
907.2
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Palgrave studies in oral history
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  • Rwanda
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Africa
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Negotiating genocide in Rwanda : the politics of history, Erin Jessee
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Contents
  • Preface and Acknowledgments; Contents; Chronology; Rwandan Participants; Map of Rwanda; Kinyarwanda Terminology; Abbreviations; List of Figures; Chapter 1: Introduction; Oral Tradition and Official Histories in Rwanda; Official History in Post-Genocide Rwanda; On Methodology; Ethical and Methodological Challenges; Organization of the Book; Notes; Chapter 2: An Official History: Commemorating "the 1994 Genocide of the Tutsi"; The KGMC; Deconstructing the KGMC Official Narrative; Rural State-Funded Genocide Memorials; Ntarama and Nyamata; Murambi; Nyarubuye; Bisesero
  • Deconstructing the Rural State-Funded Genocide MemorialsNotes; Chapter 3: Memorial Staff: Between Official Narrative and Lived Experience; Approaching Memorial Staff: Social, Political, and Personal Considerations; Memorial Staff as Professional Survivors; Paradise Lost: Recalling Pre-Colonial and Colonial Rwanda; Subtle Oppression: Life Under Kayibanda and Habyarimana; Tragic Events: Recalling Rwanda's Civil War and Genocide; "Life Was a Hell": The 1994 Genocide; Social, Spiritual, and Political Tensions: Everyday Life in Post-Genocide Rwanda; Notes
  • Chapter 4: Genocide Survivors: Complicating the Official NarrativeThe Politics of Survival in Post-Genocide Rwanda; A Better Time: Pre-Colonial and Colonial Rwanda; Neither Peace Nor War: Life Under Kayibanda and Habyarimana; Unheeded Warnings: The Civil War Period; "The More You Suffered, the Better": The 1994 Genocide; "Genocide Is Still in People's Minds": Everyday Compromises in the Post-Genocide Period; Notes; Chapter 5: Convicted Génocidaires: Keepers of "Bad History"; The Politics of Perpetration in Post-Genocide Rwanda
  • The Enslavement of the Hutu Masses: Pre-Colonial and Colonial Rwanda"A Happy Life": Life Under Kayibanda and Habyarimana; "Hutu, Be Vigilant; Tutsi, Be Docile": The Civil War Period; "We Didn't Care for Anything": The 1994 Genocide; "Truth Involves People Speaking Together": Post- Genocide Rwanda; Reformed Génocidaires?; Notes; Chapter 6: Returnees: Looking Toward the "New Rwanda"; The Politics of Return in Post-Genocide Rwanda; "The People Are the King's Cattle": Reflections on Pre-Colonial and Colonial Rwanda
  • Ruptures and Displacements: Life in Proximity to the Kayibanda and Habyarimana RegimesA War of Liberation: The Civil War Period; Unspeakable Evil: The 1994 Genocide; "I Don't Know If It's My Country Anymore, but I Love It": Life in Post-Genocide Rwanda; Notes; Chapter 7: Considering Silences: Hutu Survivors? Tutsi Génocidaires? And What of the Twa?; Considering Silences in Post-Genocide Rwanda; Jeanne's Story: A (Hutu) Genocide Survivor; Elliot's Confession: A (Tutsi) Génocidaire; And What of the Twa?; Notes; Chapter 8: Conclusion: The Danger of a Single Story
Control code
ocn971530561
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319451954
Note
SpringerLink
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)971530561
Label
Negotiating genocide in Rwanda : the politics of history, Erin Jessee
Publication
Contents
  • Preface and Acknowledgments; Contents; Chronology; Rwandan Participants; Map of Rwanda; Kinyarwanda Terminology; Abbreviations; List of Figures; Chapter 1: Introduction; Oral Tradition and Official Histories in Rwanda; Official History in Post-Genocide Rwanda; On Methodology; Ethical and Methodological Challenges; Organization of the Book; Notes; Chapter 2: An Official History: Commemorating "the 1994 Genocide of the Tutsi"; The KGMC; Deconstructing the KGMC Official Narrative; Rural State-Funded Genocide Memorials; Ntarama and Nyamata; Murambi; Nyarubuye; Bisesero
  • Deconstructing the Rural State-Funded Genocide MemorialsNotes; Chapter 3: Memorial Staff: Between Official Narrative and Lived Experience; Approaching Memorial Staff: Social, Political, and Personal Considerations; Memorial Staff as Professional Survivors; Paradise Lost: Recalling Pre-Colonial and Colonial Rwanda; Subtle Oppression: Life Under Kayibanda and Habyarimana; Tragic Events: Recalling Rwanda's Civil War and Genocide; "Life Was a Hell": The 1994 Genocide; Social, Spiritual, and Political Tensions: Everyday Life in Post-Genocide Rwanda; Notes
  • Chapter 4: Genocide Survivors: Complicating the Official NarrativeThe Politics of Survival in Post-Genocide Rwanda; A Better Time: Pre-Colonial and Colonial Rwanda; Neither Peace Nor War: Life Under Kayibanda and Habyarimana; Unheeded Warnings: The Civil War Period; "The More You Suffered, the Better": The 1994 Genocide; "Genocide Is Still in People's Minds": Everyday Compromises in the Post-Genocide Period; Notes; Chapter 5: Convicted Génocidaires: Keepers of "Bad History"; The Politics of Perpetration in Post-Genocide Rwanda
  • The Enslavement of the Hutu Masses: Pre-Colonial and Colonial Rwanda"A Happy Life": Life Under Kayibanda and Habyarimana; "Hutu, Be Vigilant; Tutsi, Be Docile": The Civil War Period; "We Didn't Care for Anything": The 1994 Genocide; "Truth Involves People Speaking Together": Post- Genocide Rwanda; Reformed Génocidaires?; Notes; Chapter 6: Returnees: Looking Toward the "New Rwanda"; The Politics of Return in Post-Genocide Rwanda; "The People Are the King's Cattle": Reflections on Pre-Colonial and Colonial Rwanda
  • Ruptures and Displacements: Life in Proximity to the Kayibanda and Habyarimana RegimesA War of Liberation: The Civil War Period; Unspeakable Evil: The 1994 Genocide; "I Don't Know If It's My Country Anymore, but I Love It": Life in Post-Genocide Rwanda; Notes; Chapter 7: Considering Silences: Hutu Survivors? Tutsi Génocidaires? And What of the Twa?; Considering Silences in Post-Genocide Rwanda; Jeanne's Story: A (Hutu) Genocide Survivor; Elliot's Confession: A (Tutsi) Génocidaire; And What of the Twa?; Notes; Chapter 8: Conclusion: The Danger of a Single Story
Control code
ocn971530561
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319451954
Note
SpringerLink
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)971530561

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