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Rwanda : From Genocide to Precarious Peace / Susan Thomson.

Author/Creator:
Thomson, Susan author.
Publication:
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (336 p.) : 15 b-w illus., 5 figs & 2 maps
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
A sobering study of the troubled African nation, both pre- and post-genocide, and its uncertain future The brutal civil war between Hutu and Tutsi factions in Rwanda ended in 1994 when the Rwandan Patriotic Front came to power and embarked on an ambitious social, political, and economic project to remake the devastated central-east African nation. Susan Thomson, who witnessed the hostilities firsthand, has written a provocative modern history of the country, its rulers, and its people, covering the years prior to, during, and following the genocidal conflict. Thomson's hard-hitting analysis explores the key political events that led to the ascendance of the Rwandan Patriotic Front and its leader, President Paul Kagame. This important and controversial study examines the country's transition from war to reconciliation from the perspective of ordinary Rwandan citizens, Tutsi and Hutu alike, and raises serious questions about the stability of the current peace, the methods and motivations of the ruling regime and its troubling ties to the past, and the likelihood of a genocide-free future.
Contents:
Frontmatter
CONTENTS
PLATES, MAPS AND TABLES
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ABBREVIATIONS
INTRODUCTION. The "New" Rwanda
PART I. Genocide, and its Causes and Consequences
PART II. Transitioning to Peace?
PART III. Setting Up for Success
PART IV. The Fruits of Liberation
EPILOGUE. The Politics of "Never Again"
NOTES
GLOSSARY
INDEX
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 22. Okt 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780300235913
OCLC:
1125185873
Publisher Number:
10.12987/9780300235913 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.