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We Cannot Forget Interviews with Survivors of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda by Samuel Totten

We Cannot Forget Interviews with Survivors of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda


We Cannot Forget Interviews with Survivors of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda by Samuel Totten

During a one-hundred-day period in 1994, Hutus murdered between half a million and a million Tutsi in Rwanda. The numbers are staggering; the methods of killing were unspeakable. Through personal interviews with trauma survivors living in Rwandan cities, towns, and dusty villages, We Cannot Forget relates what happened during this period and what their lives were like both prior to and following the genocide. Through powerful stories that are at once memorable, disturbing, and informative, readers gain a critical sense of the tensions and violence that preceded the genocide, how it erupted and was carried out, and what these people faced in the first sixteen years following the genocide.

About the Author

Samuel Totten is a professor of curriculum and instruction in the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas. He is the co-founding editor of Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal, co-editor of Journal of African Conflicts and Peace Studies, and editor of the Transaction Series on Genocide Studies. His numerous books include Genocide in Darfur: Investigating Atrocities in the Sudan and Genocide of Indigenous Peoples.

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Publication date

15th February 2011


Samuel Totten

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Rutgers University Press


224 pages


Genocide & ethnic cleansing
Human rights



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