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She Sat

The first time she knew that she was different was in primary school. One day, her teacher instructed the children to divide themselves by Tutsi and Hutu. 538 more words


historic genocides (that are not hitler)

Featured image: Diagram of the advance of the RPF, a Tutsi military group that liberated the Tutsi and ended the Rwandan genocide. By Lemurbaby (Own work) ( 242 more words


To Intervene or not to Intervene-- THAT is the Big Question

Sometimes good teaching involves misdirection. You start with a topic that seems unrelated to the class, drift to another activity and then to another. If all goes well, (a big assumption!) your students are emotionally and intellectually invested in learning. 337 more words

Why We Have to Talk About Sex in Scholarly Discourse

“How could a discourse based on reason speak of that?” (Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality Volume 1, 24)

How can we have a scholarly conversation about sex?

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It’s not what she did

Green MP Golriz Ghahraman worked as a lawyer for the Rwanda tribunals.

That sounds admirable and worthy work doesn’t it?

Would it sound as admirable and worthy if  it was clear she was not working for the prosecution to indict those accused of genocide but for the defence to clear them? 476 more words


4000 hills and counting. Rwanda.

16. Oct. 2017

Disclaimer: It’s a long one!

A thousand frank moto-taxi ride and three security checks. Exit stamp. Rwanda, done! We opted for a flight to Tanzania to save three days of bus travel and are headed to Kilimanjaro International. 1,538 more words

Travel Writing

The Rwandan Genocide: An Overview

First off, some background:

The Rwandan genocide took place as the result of many years of tension between two groups: the Hutus and the Tutsis. First off, it is important to note the misconception that these two groups are racially or ethnically different from one another. 754 more words

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