Sharing the Burden of Testimony after the Genocide in Rwanda


African Humanities Program Postdoctoral Fellowships


Department of Modern European Languages


The aim of this project is twofold and contains both a research and a writing component:Writing: My first and main objective is to produce a monograph from the research recently completed for my Phd. My thesis deals with literary representations of the Rwandan genocide and in particular the transnational, polyphonic writing project undertaken by a group of African intellectuals from Djibouti, Senegal, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Chad, Rwanda and Côte d’Ivoire and entitled "Rwanda: écrire par devoir de mémoire". I plan to delineate the scope and structure of my intended monograph, secure a publisher and proceed to writing the monograph as set out below in SectionV. 2. Research: My further aim is to extend the scope of my thesis to include additional texts on the genocide. I will need to gather and analyse this information, which will then form the final chapter of my monograph.