Liisa H. Malkki’s Purity and Exile: Violence, Memory, and National Cosmology among Hutu Refugees in Tanzania. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, . Liisa H. Malkki’s Purity and Exile: Violence, Memory, and National Cosmol- ogy among Hutu Refugees in Tanzania. Chicago: University of Chicago Press,. Purity and Exile has 97 ratings and 2 reviews. was brutally quashed, Liisa Malkki shows how experiences of dispossession and violence are remembered and.
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Purity and Exile: Violence, Memory, and National Cosmology among Hutu Refugees in Tanzania, Malkki
I Say to You Gabrielle Lynch. Ethno-erotic Economies George Paul Meiu. Nostalgia for the Future Charles Piot. The Predicament of Blackness Jemima Pierre. In this study of Hutu refugees from Burundi, driven into exile in Tanzania after their insurrection against the dominant Tutsi was brutally quashed, Liisa Malkki shows how experiences of dispossession and violence are remembered and turned into narratives, and how this process helps to construct identities such as “Hutu” and “Tutsi.
Those living in organized camps created an elaborate “mythico-history” of the Hutu people, which gave significance to exile, and envisioned a collective return to the homeland of Burundi. Other refugees, who had assimilated in a more urban setting, crafted identities in response to the practical circumstances of their day to day annd. Malkki reveals how such things as national putity, historical consciousness, and the social imagination of “enemies” get constructed in the process of everyday life.
Purity and Exile: Violence, Memory, and National Cosmology among Hutu Refugees in Tanzania
The book closes with an epilogue looking at the recent violence between Hutu and Tutsi in Rwanda and Burundi, and showing how the movement of large refugee populations across national borders has shaped ad of violence in the region. Historical Contexts, Social Locations: A Road Map 2: The Uses of History in the Refugee Camp: Living the Present in Historical Terms 4: A Pragmatics of Identity 5: The Danger of Assimilation and the Purity of Exile 6: Return to Genocide Notes References Index.
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