Narrating Itsembabwoko : When Literature becomes Testimony of Genocide

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Géographique

Rwanda

Thématique

génocide, témoignage, littérature, art, fiction

Disciplinaire

études littéraires

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Titre Narrating Itsembabwoko : When Literature becomes Testimony of Genocide
Type de publication Livre
Langue principale de la publication anglais
Année de publication 2016
Auteur Josias SEMUJANGA
Nombre de pages 243
Éditeur Peter Lang
Ville Bern
Berlin
Bruxelles
Frankfurt am Main
New York
Oxford
Wien
Genre essai - étude
Pays d'édition Suisse
ISBN 9783034320573
Résumé/Présentation "The tenacious belief in a disjunction of genocide and art has risen a persisting polemic in literary cricism. Narrating Itsembabwoko challenges this dichotomous thinking by assuming that a narrative about genocide is both a work and a testimony because the sense-making in work is a shared construction between writing, reading, and meaning to the point that artistic expression seems to be the irreplaceable nature of art to ensure the memory of events. The main assumption is that the aesthetic process brings together the forms, motifs, or themes already available in the vast field of literature and art, which are known to the reader, and integrates them in a particular text; however, the axiological process is an argumentative level, which governs and shapes the enunciated values in the work. This book shows how through their works writers seek forms ? language or genre ? that allow them to represent the horror of extermination, making the reader think about the moral range of narratives about genocide ? fiction or testimony ? using words that communicate the values of humanity, in opposition to the macabre deployment of absolute evil." (site de l'éditeur, 12.2017)
Référence complète Semujanga (Josias), Narrating Itsembabwoko : When Literature becomes Testimony of Genocide. Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien : Peter Lang, 2016, 243 p. ? ISBN 978-3-03432-057-3

Auteurs

Josias SEMUJANGA

Nationalité : Rwanda