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The politics of mourning: Survivor contributions to memorials in post-genocide Rwanda


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Ibreck, R., 2010. The politics of mourning: Survivor contributions to memorials in post-genocide Rwanda. Memory Studies, 3 (4), pp. 330-343.

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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1750698010374921

    Abstract

    The memory of the 1994 genocide overshadows the present in Rwanda. The landscape is marked with burial and memorial sites, and April has become a month of mourning with national genocide commemorations held annually. The genocide memorials have been sanctioned and promoted by the state, but they are also the product of initiatives by genocide survivors. This article argues that survivors have made substantial and distinctive contributions to memorialization in Rwanda. It explores a survivor politics of memory and its relationship to trauma and grief.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsIbreck, R.
    DOI10.1177/1750698010374921
    DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Social & Policy Sciences
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code22260

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