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Author Waberi, Abdourahman A., 1965- author.

Title Harvest of skulls / Abdourahman A. Waberi ; translated by Dominic Thomas.

Publication Info. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2016]


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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 54 pages).
Series Global African voices
Global African voices.
Summary "In 1994, the Akazu, Rwandan's political elite, planned the genocidal mass slaughter of 500,000 to 1,000,000 Tutsi and Hutu who lived in the country. Given the failure of the international community to acknowledge the genocide, in 1998, ten African authors visited Rwanda in a writing initiative that was an attempt to make partial amends. Abdourahman A. Waberi claims, "Language remains inadequate in accounting for the world and all its turpitudes, words can never be more than unstable crutches, staggering along ... And yet, if we want to hold on to a glimmer of hope in the world, the only miraculous weapons we have at our disposal are these same clumsy supports." Shaped by the author's own experiences in Rwanda and by the stories shared by survivors, Harvest of Skulls stands twenty years after the genocide as an indisputable resource for discussions on testimony and witnessing, the complex relationship between victims and perpetrators, the power of the moral imagination, and how survivors can rebuild a society haunted by the ghost of its history."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Preface: Postgenocide Rwanda -- Terminus -- The cavalcade -- And the dogs feasted -- No, Kigali is not sad -- Return to Kigali -- Bujumbura Beach -- Afterword -- Note on translations.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 01, 2017).
Language Translated from the French.
Subject Genocide -- Rwanda.
Rwanda -- Ethnic relations.
Tutsi (African people) -- Crimes against -- Rwanda.
Hutu (African people) -- Rwanda.
HISTORY -- Africa -- Central.
FICTION -- General.
Ethnic relations. (OCoLC)fst00916005
Genocide. (OCoLC)fst00940208
Hutu (African people) (OCoLC)fst00964445
Tutsi (African people) -- Crimes against. (OCoLC)fst01426861
Rwanda. (OCoLC)fst01212358
Added Author Thomas, Dominic Richard David, translator.
Added Title Moisson de crânes. English
Other Form: Print version: Waberi, Abdourahman A., 1965- Harvest of skulls. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2016 9780253024329 (DLC) 2016017816
ISBN 9780253024411 (electronic book)
0253024412 (electronic book)
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