Rethinking the Rwandan Narrative for the 25th Anniversary

  title={Rethinking the Rwandan Narrative for the 25th Anniversary},
  author={G. Caplan},
  journal={Genocide Studies International},
  pages={152 - 190}
  • G. Caplan
  • Published 2018
  • History
  • Genocide Studies International
Abstract:Twenty-five years after the notorious genocide of Rwanda's Tutsi, heated arguments still prevail about key aspects of the event. At the moment, the greatest dispute concerns the behavior of the Rwanda Patriotic Front, the mostly-Tutsi rebel group that drove the genocidaires from the country and ended up ruling Rwanda to this day. The prevailing school of historiography, one embraced by a majority of scholars and promoted ceaselessly by the RPF government under President Paul Ka-game… Expand
1 Citations
Political opportunism, impunity and the perpetuation of Victors Justice: A case of the Rwandan Genocide
The genocide in Rwanda remains one of the most tragic and horrendous events witnessed in Africa, and an important case study in the exploits of transitional justice. An approximated number of oneExpand


The Myth of the Akazu Genocide Conspiracy
This genocide resulted from the deliberate choice of a modern elite to foster hatred and fear to keep itself in power. This small, privileged group first set the majority against the minority toExpand
Pioneers of genocide studies
From the early efforts that emerged in the struggle against Nazism, and over the past half century, the field of genocide studies has grown in reach to include five genocide centers across the globeExpand
Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa
At the heart of Africa is Congo, a country the size of Western Europe, bordering nine other nations, that since 1996 has been wracked by a brutal and unstaunchable war in which millions have died.Expand
[Rwanda: The Preventable Genocide. the Report of the International Panel of Eminent Personalities to Investigate the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda & the Surrounding Events]
Rwanda: The Preventable Genocide - The Report of the International Panel of Eminent Personalities to Investigate the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda and the Surrounding Events. [Addis Ababa: Organisation ofExpand
Why the U.S. Government Failed to Anticipate the Rwandan Genocide of 1994: Lessons for Early Warning and Prevention
During the months leading up to the Rwandan genocide of 1994, cognitive biases obstructed the capacity of U.S. government analysts and policymakers to anticipate mass violence against the country’sExpand
Conspiracy to murder : the Rwandan genocide
April 2004 sees the tenth anniversary of the Rwanda genocide, an event generally acknowledged to be both one of the most appalling of the twentieth century and one that could have been avoided. LindaExpand
Africa's World War: Congo, the Rwandan genocide, and the making of a continental catastrophe
Fifteen years after it began, the Congo crisis remains under the fog of war. Its mechanisms still largely unknown, the conflict has sparked recent scholarly fixation that seeks to describe theExpand
Leave None to Tell the Story: Genocide in Rwanda
Who did the planning for the murder of hundreds of thousands in Tutsi? Has was mass murder organised in such a short time? Why was the French state supportive of the former government? Did their armsExpand
A People Betrayed: The Role of the West in Rwanda's Genocide
* 1. Genocide, April 1994 * 2. The Past is Prologue: Rwanda 1894-1973 * 3. The Involvement of France, Egypt and Uganda * 4. Akazu: The Oligarchy Ruling Rwanda * 5. Peace in Rwanda? The Arusha AccordsExpand
Centuries of Genocide : Essays and Eyewitness Accounts
Introduction - Samuel Totten and William S. Parsons 1. The Genocide of California's Yana Indians - Ben Madley 2. Genocide in Australia - Colin Tatz 3. The Genocide of the Herero and Nama in GermanExpand