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”

Episode 6 – Boubacar Boris Diop

Hello, curious people! Welcome back to a new episode! In the last episode we met Kaneza Theogone, a pastor, peacemaker, educator, and surivor of the genocide against the Tutsi in 1994. He shared his story openly with us and allowed us to take a different approach to the topic of the genocide, leaving the roleContinue reading “Episode 6 – Boubacar Boris Diop”

Episode 5: Links and Resources

List of resources: Diop, Boubacar Boris, and Fiona Mc Laughlin. Murambi: The Book of Bones. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006. Rettig, Max. “Gacaca: Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation in Postconflict Rwanda?” African Studies Review 51, no. 3 (December 2008): 25–50. https://doi.org/10.1353/arw.0.0091. From Genocide to Dignity and Justice | Samantha Lakin | Talks at Google. Accessed NovemberContinue reading “Episode 5: Links and Resources”

Episode 5 – Kaneza Theogone – Survivor and Peacemaker

Hello again, curious people! In the previous episodes, we’ve focused on arts and literature and their role in the context of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. But in this episode, we had the special chance to conduct an interview with Kaneza Theogone, a pastor, peacemaker, educator, and surivor of the 1994 Genocide against theContinue reading “Episode 5 – Kaneza Theogone – Survivor and Peacemaker”

Episode 4: Links and Resources

LIST OF RESOURCES FOR THE EPISODE 4: Malaika Uwamahoro Poetry Slams in this Episode by Malaika Uwamahoro: “We lost when We forgot” “Rwanda is Not Hotel Rwanda” More on Malaika: Malaika Uwamahoro Kayiteshonga (@uwa_mahoro) • Instagram-Fotos und -Videos Malaika Uwamahoro Kayiteshonga (@MalaikaWamahoro) / Twitter The Kinswomen Podcast Ep. 49: Malaika UwamahoroKinswomen Podcast Movie “Our LadyContinue reading “Episode 4: Links and Resources”

Episode 4 – Malaika Uwamahoro

Hello again, curious people! In our last episode, Ep. 3, we talked about an amazing Rwandan author, Scholastique Mukasonga and her work. We also encountered the movie adaptation of her novel “Our Lady of the Nile”. In this adaptation all the main characters are portrayed by young Rwandan actresses. One of them is Malaika Uwamahoro.Continue reading “Episode 4 – Malaika Uwamahoro”

Episode 3: Links and Resources

LIST OF RESOURCES FOR THE EPISODE 3: Scholastique Mukasonga’s Writings Archipelago Books. Brave Girls from Rwanda. Interview with Scholastique Mukasonga. September 2020. URL: https://archipelagobooks.org/2020/09/brave-girls-from-rwanda-interview-with-scholastique-mukasonga/. Azeda, Hope. Can Art Heal a Broken Society?. Time. October 24, 2018. URL: https://time.com/5426864/rwanda-art-resilience/. Diop, Boubacar Boris, and Mukasonga, Scholastique. Writing for Rwanda. Warscapes. October 17, 2012. URL: http://www.warscapes.com/conversations/writing-rwanda.   Kane, Coumba.Continue reading “Episode 3: Links and Resources”