Life After Violence: A People's Story of Burundi
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Life After Violence: A People's Story of Burundi

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Burundi recently emerged from twelve years of civil war. In this book, ordinary Burundians, farmers, artisans, traders, mothers, soldiers and students talk about the past and the future, war and peace, their hopes for a better life and their relationships with each other and the state.Young men, in particular, often seen as the cause of violence, talk about the difficultie...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published February 15th 2009 by Zed Books (first published December 15th 2008)
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Mary
I read this a while ago, and just now have been reading an account of Liberia during its civil war, so it seemed like a good idea to post what I had written at the time.
This is a scholarly study presented in an approachable fashion, which surveyed Burundians and their attitudes a couple of years after the cessation of the civil war there, which occurred on and off for fifteen years, and included genocidal actions between the Tutsi and Hutu tribe members, comparable to the experience in Rwanda.
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Becky
Great research, but not the best literature. Recommended for students of modern Burundi more than those who want a narrative history
Joe
Great book, super helpful and informative. Really helps illuminate the Burundian context.
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