Is It Always Good to Talk? The Paradoxes of Truth-Telling by Rwandan Youth Born of Rape Committed during the Genocide

TitleIs It Always Good to Talk? The Paradoxes of Truth-Telling by Rwandan Youth Born of Rape Committed during the Genocide
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsEramian, Laura, and Myriam Denov
JournalJournal of Genocide Research
Volume20
Issue3
Pagination372 - 391
Date Published09/2018
Abstract

Social scientists have extensively debated the virtues, pitfalls, and practical effects of open dialogue and truth-telling versus silence and concealment in global post-conflict endeavors for justice and reconciliation. This article addresses these debates not by endorsing practices of either talk or silence, but by investigating the practical dilemmas faced by Rwandan youth born of rape committed during the 1994 genocide as they find themselves caught in dual cultural imperatives to reveal and to conceal the circumstances of their origins. The authors argue that the youths’ ambivalent and sometimes contradictory moral evaluations of talking about versus hiding their origins highlight the challenges and complexities of identity and belonging to in post-genocide Rwanda. (Journal of Genocide Research)

URLhttps://www.worldcat.org/title/is-it-always-good-to-talk-the-paradoxes-of-truth-telling-by-rwandan-youth-born-of-rape-committed-during-the-genocide/oclc/1076340335&referer=brief_results
Short TitleJournal of Genocide Research
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