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Amstutz, Mark R. "Is Reconciliation Possible After Genocide?: The Case Of Rwanda." Journal Of Church & State 48.3 (2006): 541-565
The article focuses on the genocide that took place in the nation of Rwanda in 1994 and the process of political and social reconciliation in the aftermath. The author examines the role of truth telling and public disclosure of regime offenses in order for deep healing to occur in divided societies. The role of churches to promote reconciliation is also discussed.
Caplan, Gerald. "Remembering Rwanda Or Denying It?." Peace Review 21.3 (2009): 280-285.
The author tackles the genocide in Rwanda in 1994 and the denial of this event in the mainstream culture. He blames the European missionaries who taught in ideology which set Tutsi against Hutu, the support given by the Belgian colonial government for the ideology, and the support provided by the French government for the Hutu government for the tragedy. The author also comments on the international movement called Remembering Rwanda and on how Rwanda is remembered by the world. He mentions Paul Rusebagina, regarded as the hero of the genocide.
Murigande, Charles. "Lessons Learned From The 1994 Rwanda Genocide." Mediterranean Quarterly 19.2 (2008): 5-10.
In this article the author examines issues arising from the 1994 Rwanda genocide in which the majority Hutu people sought to exterminate the minority Tutsi. The author is writing in 2008 amid reports that a genocide is taking place in the Sudanese province of Darfur. The author discusses the fact that the United Nations and Western powers were forewarned about the Rwandan atrocity but did not act to prevent it.
Woets, Rhoda. "Comprehend The Incomprehensible." African Arts 43.3 (2010): 52-63.
The article discusses Ghanaian sculptor Kofi Setordji's traveling memorial on Rwanda genocide. The article states that the memorial is made up of a series of named sculpture groups including "War Tribunal," "Exhibit 4991 R," and "Statue of Justice." According to the article, the memorial is made up of over 300 pieces and weighs more than one ton. The article states that the memorial has traveled to countries such as France, Germany, and Switzerland. The author relays her observations of exhibition audiences viewing Setordji's work and summarizes details of the Rwandan genocide, including the role of the Rwandan media in fomenting violence.
After Genocide by
Call Number: CL Book Stacks KTD454 .A943 2009
Publication Date: 2009
This is a very fine multidisciplinary anthology covering a wide range of issues and questions about Rwanda's 1994 catastrophe. The tone throughout is holistic, thoughtful, and sensitive to Rwanda's unique and difficult situation. The 23 contributors include highly respected scholars, officials, and political activists. The significance of Gacaca proceedings is considered along with other efforts to promote justice. Here there is much emphasis on the social dynamics within Rwanda as well as political realities. Readers concerned about Rwanda's future should read this book. Copyright 2009 American Library Association.
Rwanda and Genocide in the Twentieth Century by
Call Number: CL Book Stacks DT450.435 .R8513 1995
Publication Date: 1995
Destexhe is secretary-general of Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres), the French-based humanitarian and human rights organization. Having been close to many of the human crises and disasters of recent decades, he uses that special perspective to show how the 1994 Rwandan massacres were a premeditated effort by Hutu extremists to rid the country of people of Tutsi ethnicity. Genocide in Rwanda was similar in intent to that of Turks against Armenians and Nazis against European Jews and Gypsies. The book charges the international community with failing to identify the crimes in Rwanda as genocide and to bring the perpetrators to justice. Destexhe's powerful call for political and moral justice was highly acclaimed when published in France. It deserves similar attention in the United States. Copyright 1995 Cahners Business Information.
God Sleeps in Rwanda
CL Media Cabinet HQ1797.5 .G63 2004
Examines the lives of five Rwandan women as they attempt to rebuild their lives following the 1994 genocide
Based on the true story of Paul Rusesabagina, a five-star-hotel manager who uses his wits and persuasion in striving to save more than 1,200 Tutsis and Hutus from being massacred by the Interahamwe militia during the 1994 Rwandan conflict
My Neighbor, My Killer
CL Media Cabinet KTD157.7 .M96 2009
A film of the Gacaca Tribunals, open-air hearings with citizen-judges meant to try their neighbors and rebuild the nation. As part of this experiment in reconciliation, confessed genocide killers were sent home from prison, while traumatized survivors were asked to forgive them and resume living side-by-side. Anne Aghion charts the impact of Gacaca on survivors and perpetrators alike. Through their fear and anger, accusations and defenses, blurry truths, inconsolable sadness, and hope for life renewed, she captures the emotional journey to coexistence