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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Memory/history, violence, and reconciliation
Authors:Eke, Maureen N.ISNI
Kruger, MarieISNI
Mortimer, MildredISNI
Year:2012
Periodical:Research in African Literatures (ISSN 0034-5210)
Volume:43
Issue:1
Pages:65-165
Language:English
Geographic terms:Algeria
Cameroon
Liberia
Rwanda
South Africa
Tanzania
Subjects:literature
cinema
conflict resolution
war
memory
Link:http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/research_in_african_literatures/toc/ral.43.1.html
Abstract:This collection of essays emerged from a panel organized at the African Studies Association Meeting in Chicago in 2008. The essays interrogate the ways in which writers, individuals and nations (real or fictitious) that have experienced genocidal violence arrive at some way of making sense of their experiences. They focus on the search for and negotiation of truth through the process of reconciliation in a variety of African nations. They include studies of prominent writers and directors such as Assia Djebar, Euphrase Kezilahabi, and Ramadan Suleman, as well as those of emerging voices: Leonora Miano, Gilbert Gatore, and Boima Fahnbulleh. Contributions: Reimagining the swallow and the toad: narrating identity and reconciliation in postgenocide Rwanda (Elizabeth Applegate); Civil war and woman's place in Léonora Miano's 'L'intérieur de la nuit' (Dark heart of the night) (Janice Spleth); Tortured bodies, resilient souls: Algeria's women combatants depicted by Danièle Djamila Amrane-Minne, Louisette Ighilahriz, and Assia Djebar (Mildred Mortimer); Remembered intimacies: tradition and gendered power in Tanzanian creative expression (Aaron L. Rosenberg); 'The only truth I know is what I felt with my entire body': traumatic memory in 'Zulu love letter' (Marie Kruger); National narratives reconciled in contemporary Liberian fiction (David Mastey). Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]

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