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ERIC Number: EJ864084
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Life in the Aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide
Totten, Samuel
Social Education, v73 n6 p282-286 Oct 2009
For six months in 2008, as a Fulbright Scholar, this author served as a senior researcher at the Centre for Conflict Management at the National University of Rwanda where he conducted research into the lives of survivors of the 1994 genocide. The research comprised lengthy interviews (between seven and fifteen hours) with each survivor. The findings are both telling and depressing. The genocide was a low-tech affair, as hundreds of thousands of people were killed at the hands of machete-, spear-, and nail-studded club-wielding perpetrators. For that reason, the Rwandan genocide is frequently referred to as "the machete genocide." In this article, Totten describes current day Rwanda, and provides insight into what a representative group of survivors continues to face in the aftermath of the genocide. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Rwanda