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Author Nyirubugara, Olivier.

Title Complexities and dangers of remembering and forgetting in Rwanda / Olivier Nyirubugara
Published Leiden : Sidestone Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Memory traps ; v. 1
Nyirubugara, Olivier. Memory traps ; v. 1
Contents pt. 1. Memory policing -- pt. 2. Memory transmission -- pt. 3. Memory at work
Summary Can a society, a culture, a country, be trapped by its own memories? The question is not easy to answer, but it would not be a bad idea to cautiously say: 'It depends'. This book is about one society - Rwanda - and its culture, traditions, identities, and memories. More specifically, it discusses some of the ways in which ethnic identities and related memories constitute a deadly trap that needs to be torn apart if mass violence is to be eradicated in that country. It looks into everyday cultural practices such as child naming and oral traditions (myths and tales, proverbs, war poetry etc.) an
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Rwandans -- History.
Rwanda -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1299559069 (ebk)
9088901600 (electronic bk.)
9781299559066 (ebk)
9789088901607 (electronic bk.)