Purity and Exile: Violence, Memory, and National Cosmology Among Hutu Refugees in Tanzania

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In this study of Hutu refugees from Burundi, driven into exile in Tanzania after their 1972 insurrection against the dominant Tutsi was brutally quashed, Liisa Malkki shows how experiences of dispossession and violence are remembered and turned into narratives, and how this process helps to construct identities such as "Hutu" and "Tutsi." Through extensive fieldwork in two refugee communities, Malkki finds that the refugees' current circumstances significantly influence these constructions. Those living in organized camps ...

Purity and Exile: Violence, Memory, and National Cosmology Among Hutu Refugees in Tanzania 1995, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226502724

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Purity and Exile: Violence, Memory, and National Cosmology Among Hutu Refugees in Tanzania 1995, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226502717

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