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Rwanda 1994: The Myth of the Akazu Genocide Conspiracy and Its Consequences (Rethinking Political Violence)

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This book challenges the widely held belief that the mass killing unleashed by the aerial assassination of President Juvénal Habyarimana was the outcome of a conscious strategy to annihilate Rwanda's Tutsi population that had been planned and organized in advance by Hutu extremists known as the Akazu. It is the first of its kind to fully deconstruct the dominant

narrative of the circumstances leading up to, and during, the period defined as the Rwandan genocide. It questions the accepted wisdom of the events with a revisionist examination of the evidence. Highlighting suppressed evidence and weaving in new material, it aims to provide the most robust and academically credible investigation on the issue of the Rwandan genocide

through an interrogation of all the claims made to support the thesis. It poses an alternative version of the events that took place in Rwanda before and during 1994.

The author adopts a logical-historical approach, which aims to situate the killings within a historically specific context, drawing out a dynamic interplay between national and international actors to provide an empirically detailed and forthright investigation of the

butchery of Rwanda's Tutsis and Hutus, and the perpetrators.

Synopsis:

This book draws attention to what is intangible to the majority, namely an alternative version of the events that took place in Rwanda before and during 1994, including cease-fire violations, human rights abuses, killings and other abuses, all of which were committed by the RPF. The book is the first of its kind to deconstruct the dominant narrative of the circumstances leading up to, and during, the period defined as the Rwandan genocide, highlighting the suppression of evidence that runs contrary to the dominant narrative. It controversially questions the accepted wisdom of the events using a revisionist interrogation of the evidence, aiming to provide the most robust and academically credible investigation on the issue of the Rwandan genocide through an interrogation of all the claims made to support the genocide thesis.

The author adopts a logical-historical approach which aims to situate the killings within a historically-specific context, drawing out a dynamic interplay between national and international actors to provide the most empirically detailed and forthright investigation of the butchery of Rwanda's Tutsis, and the perpetrators.

About the Author

Barrie Collins is an independent researcher and holds a PhD in Politics from The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), UK.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Apocalypse 1994

2. The Kingdom, the Colony and the Republics: Ethnicity in Perspective

3. The RPF's War

4. The Myth of the Akazu Genocide Conspiracy

5. Hate Speech, the Audience and Mass Killings

6. Genocide and Humanitarian Intervention in the 20th Century

7. Consequences

Product Details

ISBN:
9781137022318
Author:
Collins, Barrie
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Peace
Subject:
Human Rights
Subject:
Violence in Society
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Copyright:
Series:
Rethinking Political Violence
Publication Date:
20140831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.84 x 5.56 x 1.075 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Human Rights
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy

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This book draws attention to what is intangible to the majority, namely an alternative version of the events that took place in Rwanda before and during 1994, including cease-fire violations, human rights abuses, killings and other abuses, all of which were committed by the RPF. The book is the first of its kind to deconstruct the dominant narrative of the circumstances leading up to, and during, the period defined as the Rwandan genocide, highlighting the suppression of evidence that runs contrary to the dominant narrative. It controversially questions the accepted wisdom of the events using a revisionist interrogation of the evidence, aiming to provide the most robust and academically credible investigation on the issue of the Rwandan genocide through an interrogation of all the claims made to support the genocide thesis.

The author adopts a logical-historical approach which aims to situate the killings within a historically-specific context, drawing out a dynamic interplay between national and international actors to provide the most empirically detailed and forthright investigation of the butchery of Rwanda's Tutsis, and the perpetrators.

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