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Negotiating Genocide in Rwanda : The Politics of History (Hardcover) (Erin Jessee)
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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?
Genre: History, Political Science
Series Title: Palgrave Studies in Oral History
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Erin Jessee
Street Date: January 25, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-26-3232
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