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

Ibreck, Rachel. 2010. The politics of mourning: Survivor contributions to memorials in post-genocide Rwanda. Memory Studies, 3(4), pp. 330-343. ISSN 1750-6980 [Article]

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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.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1177/1750698010374921

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Politics

Dates:

DateEvent
1 October 2010Published
27 September 2010Published Online

Item ID:

20181

Date Deposited:

07 Apr 2017 13:20

Last Modified:

30 Jun 2017 10:40

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/20181

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