Why Remember Rwanda?

In Rwanda on May 15, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Interesting article on Rwanda 15 years after the genocide. Included in the article are two powerful claims. The first (which has implications on apologetic rhetoric and reconciliation) is that…

“The plight of these people should form the distinction in attitude change, from the neglect that characterized the pre-Genocide period towards empathy, that our common humanity is capable of making amends even after such a great disaster.

The second provokes thought about the ongoing portrayal of the 1994 Tutsi Genocide and its impact (and value) regarding collective memory:

A narrative on the 1994 Genocide that does not reflect on the Rwandan peoples’ fate 15 years on, then is bereft of any political or historical significance.”


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