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UPCOMING: Novels of Genocide (April 2017)

UPCOMING: Novels of Genocide (April 2017)

In the last 20 years or so, the 1994 genocide in Rwanda has inspired a number of creative writers who were eager to represent that genocide itself, its aftermath and,…

Bert Ingelaere: “Waar Nyirubugara op wijst, is dat het Rwandese conflict niet voorbij is…”

Bert Ingelaere: “Waar Nyirubugara op wijst, is dat het Rwandese conflict niet voorbij is…”

Herinneringen in Rwanda – de ervaring en interpretatie van de geschiedenis – zijn tot op heden radicaal verschillend naargelang van etnische afkomst Dat laatste is de thematiek die Olivier Nyirubugara…

This book is refreshingly inquisitive: questioning what we think we know

This book is refreshingly inquisitive: questioning what we think we know

Review by Thierry Rugandura (4 Nov 2013)– Dr Olivier Nyirubugara’s book The Memory Traps is an absolute must-read if you’re interested in Rwandan history, recent or ancient. What I liked…

Olivier Nyirubugara’s interview with Dutch daily Trouw

Olivier Nyirubugara’s interview with Dutch daily Trouw

‘Rwandans should learn a little bit how to forget’. This is the title that Trouw gave to the interview I had with Seada Nourhussen. You can download the article here…

“J’ai été séduit dès la première ligne”- réaction d’ un lecteur

“J’ai été séduit dès la première ligne”- réaction d’ un lecteur

Bravo pour ton livre « Memory Traps, Vol 1 » J’ai été séduit dès la première ligne, … Je ne vais pas être long, sinon je recopierais tout le livre.…

September 5, 2013 Seminar: Complexities and Dangers of Remembering…

September 5, 2013 Seminar: Complexities and Dangers of Remembering…

This seminar will be hosted by the Africa Study Center in Leiden on September 5, 2013 from 15.30 – 17.00. It aims to briefly explore some of the most important…

Cora Dekker’s feedback on ‘Complexities and Dangers of Remembering and Forgetting in Rwanda’

Cora Dekker’s feedback on ‘Complexities and Dangers of Remembering and Forgetting in Rwanda’

Let me begin with my sincere compliments for having the courage to write this book. Much of what you write I read before. It never came to me 1) in…

The Series

The Series

The idea of sharing my thoughts about Memory Traps in Rwanda came after I had ‘failed’ to produce a monograph that would encapsulate the most essential aspects of forgetting and…

Summary

Summary

Can a society, a culture, a country, be trapped by its own memories? The question is not easy to answer, but it would not be a bad idea to cautiously…

The Author

The Author

Olivier Nyirubugara teaches Journalism, Media Theory, and International Communication Management at the Hague University of Applied Sciences. Between April 2012 and September 2016, he was a lecturer in New Media…