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  • Benjamin SEHENE

    Le Feu Sous La Soutane: Un prêtre au coeur du génocide rwandais

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    Inspiré d'une histoire vraie, ce roman raconte, au coeur du génocide rwandais, les affres psychologiques et la déchéance morale de Stanislas, un prêtre hutu, accusé de viols et de crimes contre l'humanité. On suit au quotidien la mécanique qui mène à consentir puis à participer à l'extermination d'un million de personnes en cent jours. Exilé en France, Stanislas y sera mollement poursuivi. Répondra-t-il de ses actes devant la justice des hommes ? Ce récit aborde la question du rôle de l'Église dans le génocide de 1994. Le Feu sous la soutane est le premier roman écrit par un Rwandais sur le génocide des Tutsi.

    Le Piege Ethnique

    Avec ce livre Benjamin SEHENE s'est révélé comme le meilleur écrivain rwandais. Ouvrage polemiste sur le genocide des Tutsis au Rwanda, Le Piege Ethnique est le récit de son voyage au Rwanda pendant le genocide en 1994. Voyage qui comprenait deux parcours. Dans le premier, il remontait dans le passe, il rentrait au pays natal, il allait a la recherche de ses racines, a la decouverte de lui-meme, dans le but de combler un vide existentiel. Dans le second, il se penchait au-dessus de l'abime, decouvrant les heures les plus sombres du Rwanda. Un voyage au bord des tenebres, au travers desquelles il souhaitait entrevoir une illumination, trouver une reponse, une explication au carnage. Peut-etre y cherchait-il aussi les raisons obscures auxquelles il devait ses trente-trois annees d'exil. Mais soudain, il craignait de s'y reconnaitre, il eprouvait la peur d'etre pris lui-meme, en tant que Tutsi, dans le piege ethnique que lui tendait le genocide. Il se sentait plus assez prepare au traumatisme qui l'attendait, il n'etait plus certain de pouvoir rester objectif face a tant de haine. Il ne voyait plus l'utilite de son voyage.

  • SEBASONI Servilien

    Les Origines du Rwanda

    Pour comprendre le Rwanda actuel, Il est bon de retourner a ses origines. On y rencontre deja les bons anges tutelaires et deja les mauvais demons. Les racines du present plongent aussi bien dans la saga des origines que dans la colonisation civile et religieuse.
  • Josias SEMUJANGA

    Recits fondateurs du drame rwandais...(Paris, L'Harmattan, 1998).

    Josias Semujanga a ete professeur a l'Universite nationale du Rwanda (1996-1997) et a l'Universite de Western Ontario (1997-1999). Depuis juin 1999, il est professeur s l'Universite de Montreal...

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    Mahmood MAMDANI

    When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda

    "When we captured Kigali, we thought we would face criminals in the state; instead, we faced a criminal population." So a political commissar in the Rwanda Patriotic Front reflected after the 1994 massacre of as many as one million Tutsis in Rwanda. Underlying his statement is the realization that, though ordered by a minority of state functionaries, the slaughter was performed by hundreds of thousands of ordinary citizens, including even judges, human rights activists, and doctors, nurses, priests, friends, and spouses of the victims. Indeed, it is its very popularity that makes the Rwandan genocide so unthinkable. This book makes it thinkable.

    Rejecting easy explanations of the genocide as a mysterious evil force that was bizarrely unleashed, one of Africa's best-known intellectuals situates the tragedy in its proper context. He coaxes to the surface the historical, geographical, and no political forces that made it possible for so many Hutu to turn so brutally on their neighbors. He finds answers in the nature of political identities generated during colonialism, in the failures of the nationalist revolution to transcend these identities, and in regional demographic and political currents that reach well beyond Rwanda. In so doing, Mahmood Mamdani usefully broadens understandings of citizenship and political identity in postcolonial Africa.

    There have been few attempts to explain the Rwandan horror, and none has succeeded so well as this one. Mamdani's analysis provides a solid foundation for future studies of the massacre. Even more important, his answers point a way out of crisis: a direction for reforming political identity in central Africa and preventing future tragedies.

    Mahmood Mamdani is Herbert Lehman Professor of Government and Director of the Institute of African Studies at Columbia University. He is the author of:

  • Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and the Legacy of Late Colonialism
  • (Princeton), which won the Herskovitz prize of the African Studies Association. Among his other books are:

  • The Myth of Population Control, From Citizen to Refugee, and Politics and Class Formation in Uganda.
  • He is currently President of the Dakar-based Council for Development of Social Research in Africa (CODESRIA).


    Rwanda and Burundi Bibliography

    Compiled by the Australian Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of NSW, Sydney

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    REVISIONISTS OF THE TUTSI GENOCIDE

  • MARIE BEATRICE UMUTESIFuir ou mourir au Zaire. Le vécu d'une réfugiée Rwandaise. Paris: L'Harmattan, 2000 ISBN: 2 7384 8353 4. A poorly written book in french by a Hutu socioligist who denies the reality of the Tutsi genocide.

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