Welcome To Our Collective Memory

The podcast where we learn about the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, and how literature and arts create, shape and restore our collective memory.

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The International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda – 7/4/2022

Photo by Dr. Rémi Tchokothe, Kigali, April 2022. In 2003, United Nations General Assembly established April 7th as the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. On this day, we remember the beginning of the genocide in which the Tutsi minority was perpetrated by the Hutu extremist-led government. DuringContinue reading “The International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda – 7/4/2022”

Episode 7 – Reflecting on our Journey

Hello, curious listeners! Thank you so much for accompanying us on this journey of memory. For this seventh episode, we decided to reflect on our experience in creating this podcast — where we started, what we learned, and where we’re headed. We’ve brought together highlights from previous episodes, including statements from Boubacar Boris Diop, MalaikaContinue reading “Episode 7 – Reflecting on our Journey”

Episode 6: Links and Resources

Diop, Boubacar Boris: http://www.boubacarborisdiop.com, last consult: 1.12.2021. Diop, Boubacar Boris: Murambi. The Book of Bones [translation from the French original by Fiona Mc Laughlin]. Bloomington: Indiana University Press 2016.  Hitchcott, Nicki: Rwanda Genocide Stories. Fiction After 1994. (Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures 38). Liverpool: Liverpool University Press 2015, pp. 55-79. IMDB: Generation 94.  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14200762/, lastContinue reading “Episode 6: Links and Resources”

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