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The Rwanda crisis : history of a genocide, Gérard Prunier

Label
The Rwanda crisis : history of a genocide
Title
The Rwanda crisis
Title remainder
history of a genocide
Statement of responsibility
Gérard Prunier
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the spring of 1994 the tiny African nation of Rwanda exploded onto the international media stage, as internal strife reached genocidal proportions. But the horror that unfolded before our eyes had been building steadily for years before it captured the attention of the world." "In The Rwanda Crisis, journalist and Africa scholar Gerard Prunier provides a current yet historical perspective that Western readers need to understand how and why the brutal massacres of 800,000 Rwandese came to pass. Prunier shows how the events in Rwanda were part of a deadly logic, a plan that served central political and economic interests, rather than a result of ancient tribal hatreds - a notion often invoked by the media to dramatize the fighting." "The Rwanda Crisis makes great strides in dispelling the racist cultural myths surrounding the people of Rwanda, views propagated by European colonialists in the nineteenth century and carved into "history" by Western influence. Prunier demonstrates how the struggle for cultural dominance and subjugation among the Hutu and Tutsi - the central players in the recent massacres - was exploited by racially obsessed Europeans. He shows how Western colonialists helped to construct a Tutsi identity as a superior racial type because of their distinctly "non-Negro" features in order to facilitate greater control over the Rwandese." "Expertly leading readers on a journey through the troubled history of the country and its surroundings, Prunier moves from the pre-colonial Kingdom of Rwanda, through German and Belgian colonial regimes, to the 1973 coup. The book chronicles the developing refugee crisis in Rwanda and neighboring Uganda in the 1970s and 1980s, and offers the most comprehensive account available of the manipulations of popular sentiment that led to the genocide and the events that have followed."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
967.57104
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT450.435
LC item number
.P78 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The Rwanda crisis : history of a genocide, Gérard Prunier
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780231104081.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 356-365) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rwandese society and the colonial impact (1894-1959) -- The Hutu Republic (1959-1990) -- Civil war and foreign intervention (October 1990-July 1991) -- Slouching towards democracy (July 1991-June 1992) -- The Arusha Peace Marathon (June 1992-August 1993) -- Chronicle of a massacre foretold (August 1993-April 1994) -- Genocide and renewed war (April 1994-June 1994) -- Central Africa (June 1994-August 1994) -- Aftermath or new beginning? (August 1994-December 1994)
Control code
900057
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 389 pages
Isbn
9780231104098
Lccn
95018203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm32468285
  • (OCoLC)32468285
Label
The Rwanda crisis : history of a genocide, Gérard Prunier
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780231104081.pdf
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 356-365) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rwandese society and the colonial impact (1894-1959) -- The Hutu Republic (1959-1990) -- Civil war and foreign intervention (October 1990-July 1991) -- Slouching towards democracy (July 1991-June 1992) -- The Arusha Peace Marathon (June 1992-August 1993) -- Chronicle of a massacre foretold (August 1993-April 1994) -- Genocide and renewed war (April 1994-June 1994) -- Central Africa (June 1994-August 1994) -- Aftermath or new beginning? (August 1994-December 1994)
Control code
900057
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 389 pages
Isbn
9780231104098
Lccn
95018203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm32468285
  • (OCoLC)32468285

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