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A history of Rwandan identity and trauma : the mythmakers' victims

Author: Randall Fegley
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2016] ©2016
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"Few societies have faced the difficulties of identity building experienced by Rwanda. This book's introduction reviews literature on the concepts of myth and trauma, and then introduces basic information on Rwanda and how it has been viewed by the outside world. Chapter One describes early Rwanda's political and cultural development, traditional narratives, group migrations, the effects of German and later Belgian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Fegley, Randall, 1955-
History of Rwandan identity and trauma.
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2016]
(DLC) 2016000921
(OCoLC)930683492
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Randall Fegley
ISBN: 9781498519441 149851944X
OCLC Number: 945612218
Description: 1 online resource (169 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Myth, trauma, and Rwanda --
Pre-colonial inequalities and colonial assumptions --
Hutu power and genocide --
Justice and unity? --
Creating a competing mythology --
Comparisons and conclusions.
Responsibility: Randall Fegley.

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This book examines the complicated events, conditions, and narratives that have shaped Rwanda's identity. Drawing on numerous sources and fieldwork, it discusses this east central African nation's  Read more...

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In A History of Rwandan Identity and Trauma Randall Fegley has produced a significant contribution to the literature on the Rwandan genocide. Through focusing on mythologies of violence, Fegley shows Read more...

 
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