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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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When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda Princeton: Princeton University Press, The genocide in Rwanda has already been the subject of a great deal of writing.

This new study of Rwanda by the distinguished Columbia University political scientist Mahmood Mamdani, is a welcome, powerful, and clear-sighted addition to this literature.

While there are stereotypical features characterizing both groups, they speak the same language, Kinyarwanda, and ebcome a culture.

Mamdani provides a useful overview of how the two categories emerged as politically salient. The colonial story, versions of which were adopted both by Tutsis who dominated viftims country until and later by Hutu genocidaires, was that the Tutsi were a group of immigrant conquerors. More recently, this story has been dismissed among others, by apologists for Tutsi power with the argument that the categories Hutu and Tutsi vvictims occupation and status farmer vs.

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Indeed, the cultural origins of the mameani are intimately wrapped up in the history of the kingdom of Rwanda and the means by which particular populations were brought under control, acculturated, and governed. Colonial rule, first by Germany and after World War I by Belgium, furthered this process in two ways.

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

Because European officials depended upon the officials of Rwanda as territorial administrators, Tutsi power was enforced by the greater military might of the Europeans. The new government enacted policies that discriminated against Tutsis.

These combined with continuing waves of popular bevome against Tutsis to lead to a Tutsi exodus, especially to Uganda. A regime that seized power in lessened overt discrimination against Tutsis, but Hutu domination of Rwanda remained, as did the large refugee population in Uganda. Mamdani places greater emphasis on the regional context. Killers wave of anti-Hutu violence in Burundi to the south — a similar Belgian colony that had not experienced a Hutu revolution and remained dominated by Tutsis — heightened anti-Tutsi sentiment in Rwanda.

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

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Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda.

Princeton University Press, The genocide in Rwanda has already been the subject of a great deal of writing. 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.

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