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Rwanda Genocide Stories: Fiction After 1994

Nicki Hitchcott

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781381946
eISBN:
9781786945259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381946.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book provides an in-depth analysis of fictional responses written in response to the Rwandan genocide of 1994. Through the course of the book, the reader is taken on a journey from the events ... More


The Broken Voice: Reading Post-Holocaust Literature

Robert Eaglestone

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198778363
eISBN:
9780191823800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778363.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

‘Which writer today is not a writer of the Holocaust?’ asked the late Imre Kertész, Hungarian survivor and novelist, in his Nobel acceptance speech: ‘one does not have to choose the Holocaust as ... More


Tourists

Nicki Hitchcott

in Rwanda Genocide Stories: Fiction After 1994

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781381946
eISBN:
9781786945259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381946.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter two examines the concept of tourists and insiders versus outsiders in relation to the Rwanda genocide, and how these themes create anxiety in the works of fiction being analysed. In the first ... More


Victims

Nicki Hitchcott

in Rwanda Genocide Stories: Fiction After 1994

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781381946
eISBN:
9781786945259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381946.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter five focuses on the commemoration of the genocide victims and how commemorative artworks, including the narratives written by the ‘Rwanda: Ecrire par devoir de mémoire’ writing group, ... More


Introduction

Nicki Hitchcott

in Rwanda Genocide Stories: Fiction After 1994

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781381946
eISBN:
9781786945259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381946.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In this introductory chapter, Hitchcott provides the reader with the ‘master narrative’, a thorough contextual overview of the events surrounding the genocide that are essential to the reader’s ... More


Rwandan Fiction

Nicki Hitchcott

in Rwanda Genocide Stories: Fiction After 1994

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781381946
eISBN:
9781786945259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381946.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter provides a detailed context to the state of Rwanda’s literary and publishing infrastructure, as well as the economic, political and linguistic challenges that hinder its continued ... More


Witnesses

Nicki Hitchcott

in Rwanda Genocide Stories: Fiction After 1994

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781381946
eISBN:
9781786945259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381946.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In chapter three, Hitchcott analyses the variety of implications that arise when transposing witness accounts of the genocide in to works of fiction. There is a focus on the ethical problems, such as ... More


Survivors

Nicki Hitchcott

in Rwanda Genocide Stories: Fiction After 1994

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781381946
eISBN:
9781786945259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381946.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In chapter four, Hitchcott further considers the difficulties faced when fictionalising the testimonies of genocide survivors, as well as the difficulties and prejudice that survivors face in present ... More


Perpetrators

Nicki Hitchcott

in Rwanda Genocide Stories: Fiction After 1994

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781381946
eISBN:
9781786945259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381946.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In chapter six, Hitchcott analyses the representation of those who participated in the genocide in fictional works, with a particular focus on the question of judgement, both moral and legal. ... More


Conclusion

Nicki Hitchcott

in Rwanda Genocide Stories: Fiction After 1994

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781381946
eISBN:
9781786945259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381946.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In the conclusion, Hitchcott reaffirms the notion that the reader of Rwandan genocide fiction is forced to examine their own positon and response, as well as those of others, in relation to the ... More


The Public Secret

Robert Eaglestone

in The Broken Voice: Reading Post-Holocaust Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198778363
eISBN:
9780191823800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778363.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

The knowledge of the murder of the European Jews was a public secret in the Third Reich. What is a ‘public secret’? How does it shape or reshape a society? The answers to these questions are key to ... More


Disorientalism

Robert Eaglestone

in The Broken Voice: Reading Post-Holocaust Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198778363
eISBN:
9780191823800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778363.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

How far is it possible to bring together the scholarly insights of postcolonialism and Holocaust and genocide literature? The aim is not to subsume either but to place them together into a dialogue ... More


Disorientalism Today

Robert Eaglestone

in The Broken Voice: Reading Post-Holocaust Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198778363
eISBN:
9780191823800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778363.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

While Chapter 4 explored the benefits of using ideas from Holocaust studies to analyse a novella about a colonial genocide, this chapter analyses the risks involved in such a process. Looking at a ... More


Post-Holocaust Kitsch

Robert Eaglestone

in The Broken Voice: Reading Post-Holocaust Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198778363
eISBN:
9780191823800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778363.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

The divide between the events of the Holocaust and its representation has been a source of controversy since the sixties and is an inevitable result of the growth of Holocaust consciousness. One ... More


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