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The Resource Harvest of skulls, Abdourahman A. Waberi ; translated by Dominic Thomas

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

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Harvest of skulls
Title
Harvest of skulls
Statement of responsibility
Abdourahman A. Waberi ; translated by Dominic Thomas
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Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
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."--
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1965-
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Waberi, Abdourahman A.
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Thomas, Dominic Richard David
Series statement
Global African voices
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  • Genocide
  • Rwanda
  • Tutsi (African people)
  • Hutu (African people)
  • HISTORY
  • FICTION
  • Ethnic relations
  • Genocide
  • Hutu (African people)
  • Tutsi (African people)
  • Rwanda
Label
Harvest of skulls, Abdourahman A. Waberi ; translated by Dominic Thomas
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn948670815
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 54 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253024411
Lccn
2016020660
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 988076
  • 22573/ctt1zzjnm4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)948670815
Label
Harvest of skulls, Abdourahman A. Waberi ; translated by Dominic Thomas
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn948670815
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 54 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253024411
Lccn
2016020660
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 988076
  • 22573/ctt1zzjnm4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)948670815

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