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 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”

Episode 3 – Scholastique Mukasonga’s Writings

Dear curious people, we are happy to see you again! In our previous episode we spoke about BBC production miniseries “Black Earth Rising” and were joined by a special guest, but in this episode we would like to have you join our conversation about Scholastique Mukasonga and her work. Scholastique Mukasonga is one of theContinue reading “Episode 3 – Scholastique Mukasonga’s Writings”

Episode 2: Links and Resources

Books:  Gourevitch, Philip: We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families. Stories from Rwanda. New York: Picador 1999.  Trailers:  Black Earth Rising | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix – YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com › watch HUNTERS Trailer (2020) – YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com › watch I may Destroy you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTjlurdbNnw The Godfather of Harlem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-phUrBNmwsContinue reading “Episode 2: Links and Resources”