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Bleeding scars from Rwanda: the interplay of text and image in Alain Kazinierakis and Yolande Mukagasana's Les Blessures du silence

Abstract:

Much of the photography and literature published in response to the Rwandan genocide focuses on catastrophic human damage and highly visual manifestations of suffering. This work, whilst essential to documenting the events and the aftermath of the killings, has been in danger of obscuring the individual person, a tendency which is exacerbated by international representations of 'Africa' as a place of violence, illness and death. In Les Blessures du silence, a collection of photograph...

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10.1177/0957155809102629

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
New College
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SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
French Cultural Studies Journal website
Volume:
20
Issue:
2
Pages:
133-148
Publication date:
2009-05-01
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1740-2352
ISSN:
0957-1558
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English
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2010-05-12

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