Archaeology and the Construction of Identities in Past and Present Rwanda.
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The political history of Rwanda has been marked by violence caused by racial and ethnic divisions between Bahutu and Batutsi. In 1994, between 800.000 and 1 million people were killed during the hundred days of genocide, mainly the ethnic minority Batutsi. The current government seeks to eradicate ethnic identities and replace these with a uniting, national identity. This thesis discusses the relationship between given political contexts, more specifically those of colonialism, independence and post-genocide, and interpretations of the past.
PublisherThe University of Bergen
- Archaeology 101
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