Rwanda Genocide Stories : Fiction after 1994

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Aimable Twagilimana, John Rusimbe




génocide, littérature, fiction


études littéraires

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Titre Rwanda Genocide Stories : Fiction after 1994
Type de publication Livre
Langue principale de la publication anglais
Année de publication 2015
Auteur Nicki Hitchcott
Nom de la collection Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures
Numéro dans la collection 38
Nombre de pages 224
Éditeur Liverpool University Press
Ville Liverpool
Genre essai - étude
Pays d'édition Royaume-Uni
ISBN 9781781381946
Résumé/Présentation "[...] 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 ?ethnicity?, 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." (site de l'éditeur, 05.2017)
Référence complète Hitchcott, Nicki. Rwanda Genocide Stories : Fiction after 1994. Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, Series : Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures n°38, 2015, 224 p., - ISBN: 9781781381946.


Nicki Hitchcott

Biographie : Lecturer in French,University of Nottingham. Ensuite : Professor in French at the University of St Andrews (2015)
Nationalité : Grande-Bretagne