Harvest of Skulls

By Abdourahman A. Waberi; Dominic Thomas | Go to book overview

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Preface: Post-Genocide Rwanda

*This final section of the preface was written by Abdourahman Waberi fifteen years after the genocide and originally published as “Rwanda: The Flame of Hope,” translated by Nicole Ball and David Ball. Translation © 2009 by Nicole Ball and David Ball. Published in the November 2009 issue of Words without Borders, http://www.wordswithoutborders.org/article/rwanda -the-flame-of-hope. By permission of Words without Borders (www.wordswithoutborders.org). All rights reserved.

1. A member since 1970, Rwanda left Les Instances de la Francophonie at the Francophonie Summit that took place in Quebec in 2008. English would henceforth be used in the Rwandan administration and in education. “We give priority to the English language which will make our children more competent and will help our vision for developing our country,” said President Paul Kagame.

2. The report of the National Independent Commission, whose mission was to gather proof that the French government was implicated in the preparation and carrying out of the 1994 genocide, also called the Mucyo Commission Report after its

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Table of contents

  • Global African Voices ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface- Postgenocide Rwanda ix
  • Acknowledgments xxi
  • Fictions 1
  • Terminus 3
  • The Cavalcade 16
  • And the Dogs Feasted 22
  • Stories 27
  • No, Kigali Is Not Sad 29
  • Return to Kigali 33
  • Bujumbura Beach 42
  • Afterword 49
  • Note on Translations 51
  • Notes 53
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