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Negotiating Genocide in Rwanda

The Politics of History

  • Erin Jessee

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Oral History book series (PSOH)

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About this book

Introduction

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?

Keywords

Rwanda genocide oral history of political violence "new" Rwanda genocide in modern history oral history methodology and interviewing

Authors and affiliations

  • Erin Jessee
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of Strathclyde GlasgowUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45195-4
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-45194-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-45195-4
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