This project looks at both official and silenced discourse pertaining to Rwandan genocide remembrance. I look specifically at discourse at museums, memorials, memoir, and film. I argue that the Rwandan state exists in the midst of a political conflict that has produced dual memories of victimization. While the genocidal violence inflicted on Tutsi should be commemorated as uniquely cruel and inhumane, many Hutu experienced similar acts of genocide in the 1972 Burundian genocide and in eastern Congo at the hands of the Rwandan Patriotic Front. The Rwandan state faces the challenge of rebuilding in a context in which both sides have memories of victimization, but only groups that follow the government narrative are given a voice.
Broutman, Jordan C., "Re-Framing the Slaughter: Remembering the Rwandan Genocide" (2013). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 3810.
rwanda, memory, memorials, genocide, film
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis Exemplar
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