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Becoming human again : an oral history of the Rwanda genocide against the Tutsi / Donald E. Miller ; with Lorna Touryan Miller and Arpi Misha Miller.

Author/creator Miller, Donald E. (Donald Earl), 1946- author.
Other author/creatorMiller, Lorna Touryan, contributor.
Other author/creatorMiller, Arpi Misha, 1976- contributor.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2020]
Descriptionxv, 248 pages ; 24 cm
Subject(s)
Contents Encountering the genocide -- How did it happen? -- Orphan memories -- The experience of women -- Coping after genocide -- Trauma as moral rupture -- A holistic model of healing -- Forgiveness -- Reconciliation and justice -- Becoming human again.
Abstract "Drawing on 260 interviews with Tutsi survivors of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, this book examines the experience of orphans and widows, both during the 100 days of the genocide and later in their struggle to deal with trauma and the effort to rebuild their lives. Based on oral history testimony, issues related to healing, forgiveness, reconciliation, and justice are addressed in separate chapters-drawing directly on the experience and perceptions of survivors. The essence of genocide, argue the authors, is a rupture in the moral values that structure everyday life. Therefore, trauma must be addressed at both a personal and societal level, rebuilding structures of trust, compassion, and empathy within a political context that is safe, secure, and just. The contribution of this book is that it examines genocide holistically, describing patterns of discrimination before the genocide, political dynamics during the civil war, patterns of killing, including rape and sexual violence, and the attempt to regain one's humanity after the genocide"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Miller, Donald E. (Donald Earl), 1946- Becoming human again. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2020] 9780520975156
Genre/formHistory.
LCCN 2019026629
ISBN9780520343771 hardcover
ISBN0520343778 hardcover
ISBN9780520343788 paperback
ISBN0520343786 paperback
ISBNelectronic book

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