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Jennifer Yusin

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780823275458

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823275458.001.0001

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Rwanda Transforming

Rwanda Transforming

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The Future Life of Trauma
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Jennifer Yusin

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823275458.003.0005

This chapter turns upon the relation between trauma and memory in the context of post-genocide Rwanda. Paying special attention to the case of the Bisesero Memorial site, known as the “National Resistance Memorial,” it shows how the imperishable character of the vivacity of memory in psychical life is a return of nature that realizes a neutral time without proper destination. The politics of memorializing the genocide in Rwanda challenges us to think the self-transformative tendency of life, which overwhelms the assertion of the character of the postcolonial condition as the repetition of legacies of colonialism. With reference to Nietzsche’s idea of “active forgetting,” the chapter proposes the development of forgetting as a new conceptual habit that impacts upon and frustrates the idea of messianic.

Keywords:   Bisesero, forgetting, genocide, memorialization, Rwanda, transformation

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