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TITLE INFORMATION


Author: Silja Löfström

Title: Bearing Witness to Trauma

Subtitle: An Analysis of Testimonies of Rape in The Men Who Killed Me: Rwandan Survivors of Sexual Violence

Thesis: Master's Thesis, Tampereen yliopisto (University of Tampere)

Year: April 2015

Pages: iv + 82pp.

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | Rwandan History | Types: Genocidal Rape / Rwandan Genocide; Victims: Testimonies, Trauma



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Contents:

  List of Abbreviations (p. iii)
  1. Introduction and background (p. 1)
    1.1. The structure of the thesis (p. 4)
    1.2. The roots of the genocide (p. 6)
    1.3. 100 days of blood (p. 10)
  2. Trauma theory (p. 13)
    2.1. Paradigmatic trauma theory (p. 13)
    2.2. "No poetry after Auschwitz" (p. 17)
    2.3. Pitfalls of trauma literature (p. 18)
    2.4. Testimonial literature as a means for healing (p. 20)
  3. Political theory (p. 25)
    3.1. Gender and genocide (p. 25)
    3.2. Rape in conflict (p. 29)
    3.3. AIDS in post-genocide Rwanda (p. 31)
    3.4. The world ran away: The world community's failure to prevent the genocide (p. 33)
  4. Methodology and material (p. 38)
    4.1. The Men Who Killed Me: Rwandan Survivors of Sexual Violence (p. 38)
    4.2. Method of analysis (p. 43)
  5. Analysis (p. 46)
    5.1. Life before genocide (p. 46)
    5.2. Life during genocide (p. 49)
    5.3. Life after genocide (p. 54)
    5.4. Reconciliation (p. 58)
    5.5. Reasons for testifying (p. 60)
    5.6. MKM's success in transmitting the trauma to the audience (p. 63)
  6. Conclusions (p. 66)
  7. Appendices (p. 73)
    Appendix A: Map of Rwanda (p. 73)
    Appendix B: Brief Chronology of Rwandan Conflict (from Barnet, 183-187) (p. 73)
    Appendix C: The income and expenses of Mukomeze organization (p. 77)
    Appendix D: Photographs from MKM by Samer Muscati (p. 78)
  Bibliography (p. 80)

Wikipedia: Genocidal rape: Rape during the Rwandan Genocide, Rwandan Genocide