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Writing and Filming the Genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda: Dismembering and Remembering Traumatic History

Writing and Filming the Genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda: Dismembering and Remembering Traumatic History

by Alexandre Dauge-Roth

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Writing and Filming the Genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda: Dismembering and Remembering Traumatic History is an innovative work in Francophone and African studies that examines a wide range of responses to the 1994 genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda. From survivor testimonies, to novels by African authors, to films such as Hotel Rwanda and Sometimes in April, the arts of witnessing are varied, comprehensive, and compelling. Alexandre Dauge-Roth compares the specific potential and the limits of each medium to craft unique responses to the genocide and instill in us its haunting legacy. In the wake of genocide, urgent questions arise: How do survivors both claim their shared humanity and speak the radically personal and violent experience of their past? How do authors and filmmakers make inconceivable trauma accessible to a society that will always remain foreign to their experience? How are we transformed by the genocide through these various modes of listening, viewing, and reading?


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ISBN-13: 9780739172827
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 12/29/2011
Series: After the Empire: The Francophone World and Postcolonial France Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Alexandre Dauge-Roth is associate professor of French at Bates College.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1. Excess of Memory?
Chapter 2. Historical Preamble to Set the Scene
Chapter 3. Testimony, Literature, and Film as Vectors of Memory
PART ONE: The Testimonial Encounter
Chapter 4. The Hospitality of Listening as Interruption
Chapter 5. Staging the Ob-Scene
Chapter 6. Becoming Heirs and Going on Haunted
PART TWO: Dismembering Remembering: "Rwanda: Writing as a Duty to Remember"
Chapter 7. We Came, We Saw... We Listened
Chapter 8. Belated Witnessing and Preemptive Positioning
Chapter 9. Between Highlights and Shadows: Tadjo's Entries
Chapter 10. Writing as Haunting Pollination: Lamko's Butterfly
Chapter 11. Polyvocal Dismembering: Diop's Remembering of Murambi
PART THREE: Screening Memory and (Un)Framing Forgetting: Filming Genocide and its Aftermath in Rwanda
Chapter 12. No Neutral Shooting
Chapter 13. Close-up on some Recurrent Facts and Figures
Chapter 14. A Pedagogy Against Forgetting that Sometimes Forgets Itself
Chapter 15. Historical and Contextual Trompe-l'œil
Chapter 16. Ob-Scene Off-Screened: A Genocide Off-Camera
Chapter 17. The Heir or the Return of the Off-Screened
Epilogue: On Turning the Page
Chapter 18. Testimony, Memory, and Reconciliation in the Era of Gacaca

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