When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda [Mahmood Mamdani] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. of the population) and moderate Hutu, killing an estimated 8oo,ooo people. Mamdani opens When Victims Become Killers by expressing his growing discontent. When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda. Mahmood Mamdani. Copyright Date: Published by: Princeton.
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Sep 26, AskHistorians added it Shelves: Mamdani’s analysis provides a solid foundation for future studies of the massacre.
It is not an easy read but mqmdani provide information and the authors insight. Ayo rated it liked it Aug 13, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Caitlin Worsham rated vitims liked it Jun 03, Mamdani places greater emphasis on the regional context.
See 1 question about When Victims Become Killers…. These identities were created under Belgian colonialism and reinforced in the post-colonial era. He finds answers in the nature of political identities generated during colonialism, in the failures of the nationalist revolution to transcend these identities, and in regional demographic and political currents that reach well beyond Rwanda.
When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda
I also understood the power dynamics that led to the genocide as the author argues. Obviously anyone with an interest in t I realized the other day that Mamdani is one of the few non-fiction writers who I regularly read, regardless of my background knowledge of killesr interest in the topic. Mamdani provides a useful overview of how the two categories emerged as politically salient. It is indeed the discrimination during the colonial era that led the Hutu revolutionists to rise up against the current monarchy and bring about the Hutu manifesto.
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When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda by Mahmood Mamdani
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Want to Read saving…. In so doing, Killees Mamdani usefully broadens understandings of citizenship and political identity in postcolonial Africa. Audrey Mussoni rated it it was amazing Nov 12, Inesbirrento rated it really liked it Oct 06, More recently, this story has been dismissed among others, by apologists for Tutsi power with the argument that the categories Hutu and Tutsi involve occupation and status farmer vs. When I read Philip Gourevitch’s book over five years ago, I thought that it was the best book to understand Rwanda and the genocide in Published September 1st by Princeton University Press first published Not a book based on personal stories, but rather an informed view of a tragedy too often over-simplified.
The book is rich in theoretical insights but never ponderous or pretentious.
The repeated information is important for understanding of what occurred but some of the repetition seem a bit much. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a vixtims, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. This book makes it thinkable. Sep 02, Steffan rated it really liked it. Took a long time to read about this hard subject.
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Even more important, his answers point a way out of crisis: I read the book a few years ago as part of my graduate study for international affairs, so I don’t have the recall to give a detailed review. Oct 06, Lauren rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mamdani provides an in-depth scholarly account of the political, cultural and ebcome forces which converged over a century.
I realized the other day that Mamdani is one of the few non-fiction writers who I regularly read, regardless of my background knowledge of or interest in the topic. This new study of Rwanda by the distinguished Columbia University political scientist Mahmood Mamdani, is a welcome, powerful, and clear-sighted addition to this literature.
A regime that seized power in lessened overt discrimination against Tutsis, but Hutu domination of Rwanda remained, as did the large refugee population in Uganda. Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History. Jan 24, Audrey rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Dec 24, Ian Hefele rated it it was amazing.
No trivia or quizzes yet. I have to thank my Prof for giving me this book. Rejecting easy explanations of the genocide as a mysterious evil force that was bizarrely unleashed, one of Africa’s best-known intellectuals situates the tragedy in its proper context.
Mamdani is always thought provoking and rewarding to read. It explains why in the world would someone Kill.