After the Genocide in Rwanda : Testimonies of Violence, Change and Reconciliation
(International Library of African Studies)
Grayson, Hannah (EDT)
Hitchcott, Nicki (EDT)
Blackie, Laura (EDT)
I B Tauris 2019/06
This book gathers previously unpublished testimonies from individuals who lived through the genocide.
Since the Genocide against the Tutsi, when up to one million Rwandan people were brutally killed, Rwanda has undergone a remarkable period of reconstruction. Driven by a governmental programme of unity and reconciliation, the last 25 years have seen significant changes at national, community, and individual levels. This book gathers previously unpublished testimonies from individuals who lived through the genocide. These are the voices of those who experienced one of the most horrific events of the 20th Century. Yet, their stories do not simply paint a picture of lives left destroyed and damaged; they also demonstrate healing relationships, personal growth, forgiveness and reconciliation. Through the lens of positive psychology, the book presents a range of perspectives on what happened in Rwanda in 1994, and shows how people have been changed by their experience of genocide.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements Foreword: Esther Mujawayo-Keiner Introduction Chapter One: 'We Moved from There to Here' Chapter Two: 'One Wall Cannot Build a House' Chapter Three: 'We are All Holding the Same Rope' Chapter Four: 'Let's Make Bricks and Build for Them' Afterword: Malaika Uwamahoro Glossary Works Cited