Victims and Survivors from Cyangugu, Rwanda: The Politics of Testimony After Genocide

Ibreck, Rachel. 2018. Victims and Survivors from Cyangugu, Rwanda: The Politics of Testimony After Genocide. In: Vincent Druliolle and Roddy Brett, eds. The Politics of Victimhood in Post-conflict Societies, Comparative and Analytical Perspectives. Palgrave, pp. 301-325. ISBN 978-3-319-70202-5 [Book Section]

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Victim testimony is foundational to the pursuit of justice and social repair after mass atrocities and should be recognised as an expression of courage and transformative political agency. After the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, survivors recounted horrors that could hardly be communicated, creating precious records of human suffering and loss. Since then, other victims of injustice and abuse have also given testimony to human rights organisations, despite fears of repression. Taken on their own terms, these harrowing individual testimonies are profound critiques of atrocities and political violence. Collectively, they form a powerful legacy and a counterpoint to narrow political framings of Rwanda’s history...

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Book Section

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https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70202-5

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Please acknowledge as follows: Ibreck, R. in Druliolle, V. & Brett, R., The Politics of Victimhood in Post-conflict Societies, Comparative and Analytical Perspectives, 2019, Palgrave, reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan'.
'This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive, published, version of record is available here: https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783319702018

Keywords:

Politics of Victimhood, Post-conflict Societies, Cyangugu, Rwanda, Genocide

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Politics

Dates:

DateEvent
2018Published

Item ID:

23263

Date Deposited:

04 May 2018 11:54

Last Modified:

29 Apr 2020 16:45

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/23263

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