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When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda [Mahmood Mamdani] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. of the population) and moderate Hutu, killing an estimated 8oo,ooo people. Mamdani opens When Victims Become Killers by expressing his growing discontent. When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda. Mahmood Mamdani. Copyright Date: Published by: Princeton.

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Contact Contact Us Help. It is not an easy read but does provide information and the authors insight. Colonial rule, first by Germany and after World War I by Belgium, furthered this process in two ways. User Review – Flag as inappropriate I am not sure what to say really because this book have change me and I been telling everyone to read it.

When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda

The advantage of Mamdani’s book is that it offers “history from below,” arguing that the racialized hostility between Hutu and Tutsi helps to account for the extraordinary perhaps unprecedented degree of popular involvement in the killing campaign. It explains why in the world would someone Kill. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

I read the book a few years ago as part of my graduate study for international affairs, so I don’t have the recall to give a detailed review. Genocide is impossible to understand but this book comes closer to explaining it more than any other book I’ve read.

Underlying his statement is the realization that, though ordered by a minority of state functionaries, the slaughter was performed by hundreds of thousands of ordinary citizens, including even judges, human rights activists, and doctors, nurses, priests, friends, and spouses of the victims.

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It took me like half way through the book to understand the reason behind the choice of the title. Mamdani is the becoe When I read Philip Gourevitch’s book over five years ago, I thought that it was the killfrs book to understand Rwanda and the genocide in This book can be used to explain so much. Sep 29, LaShawnda Jones rated it it was amazing.

Very informative look at the buildup to the Rwandan genocide. Should try to read again sometime. May 06, Noelle rated it liked it Shelves: I came out of it with a much better understanding I think of the multiplicity of causes leading up to the Rwandan genocide. I read this book 15 years ago and I think about this parallel often. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Oct 01, Revaz rated it really liked it. Underlying his statement is the realization that, though ordered by a minority of state functionaries, the slaughter was performed by hundreds of thousands of ordinary citizens, including even judges, human rights activists, and doctors, nurses, priests, friends, and spouses of the victims.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. To his merit Mamdani manages to remain objective without losing sight of becoem tragedy, a fault of some authors, particularly those focused on finding economic interpretations. Political Reform after Genocide.

Even more important, his answers point a way out of crisis: Indeed, the cultural origins of the categories are intimately wrapped up in the history of the kingdom of Rwanda and the means becomme which particular populations were brought under control, acculturated, and governed.

I am not sure what to say really because this book have change me and I been telling everyone to read it. The Social Revolution of Putra Rasttafara rated it it was amazing Oct 02, This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.

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Even more important, his answers point a way out of crisis: The Origins of Hutu and Kil,ers.

This book should be in schools. A fantastic look at the historical context leading to the Rwandan genocide, and an even better re-thinking of citizenship in post-colonial societies. To understand the complexities of identity and Rwanda, one has to read this book. Colonialism, Nativism, whem the Genocide in Rwanda Princeton: Narti rated it it was ok Oct 23, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Amstutz Limited preview – Jay Z rated it it was amazing Apr 04, In so doing, Mahmood Mamdani usefully broadens understandings of citizenship and political identity in postcolonial Africa. Mar 22, Megan rated it really liked it Shelves: Mamdani’s writing changed the way I look at the world, language and culture.

When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda by Mahmood Mamdani

I was amazed by both the depth and breadth of ,illers book. This book is written more like a textbook. Jun 10, Bennett Harrell rated it really liked it.

The title of this book really threw me off at first. Indeed, it is its very popularity that makes the Rwandan genocide so unthinkable. Jul 10, Lashelle Hill rated it liked it. Mamdani is always thought provoking and rewarding to read. Want to Read saving….