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The Resource Rwanda genocide stories : fiction after 1994, Nicki Hitchcott

Rwanda genocide stories : fiction after 1994, Nicki Hitchcott

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Rwanda genocide stories : fiction after 1994
Title
Rwanda genocide stories
Title remainder
fiction after 1994
Statement of responsibility
Nicki Hitchcott
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
During what has become officially known as the genocide against the Tutsi, as many as one million Rwandan people were brutally massacred between April and July 1994. This book presents a critical study of fictional responses by authors inside and outside Rwanda to the 1994 genocide. Focusing on a large and original corpus of creative writing by African authors, including writers from Rwanda, Rwanda Genocide Stories: Fiction After 1994 examines the positionality of authors and their texts in relation to the genocide. How do issues of {u2018}ethnicity{u2019}, nationality, geographical location and family history affect the ways in which creative writers respond to what happened in 1994? And how do such factors lead to authors and their texts being positioned by others? The book is organized around the principal subject positions created by the genocide, categories that have particular connotations and have become fraught with political tension and ambiguity in the context of post-genocide Rwanda. Through analysis of the figures of tourists, witnesses, survivors, victims and perpetrators, the book identifies the ways in which readers of genocide stories are compelled to reevaluate their knowledge of Rwanda and take an active role in commemorative processes: as self-critical tourists, ethical witnesses, judges or culpable bystanders, we are encouraged to acknowledge and assume our own responsibility for what happened in 1994
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UkCbUP
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Hitchcott, Nicki
Dewey number
960
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3503
LC item number
.H52 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Contemporary French and francophone cultures
Series volume
38
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  • Genocide
  • Genocide in literature
  • Rwandan literature (French)
  • African fiction
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Rwanda genocide stories : fiction after 1994, Nicki Hitchcott
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781781384824
Extent
1 online resource (x, 229 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781381946
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Rwanda genocide stories : fiction after 1994, Nicki Hitchcott
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Aug 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781781384824
Extent
1 online resource (x, 229 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781381946
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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