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The Resource The politics of memory : truth, healing, and social justice, edited by Ifi Amadiume and Abdullahi An-Naʼim

The politics of memory : truth, healing, and social justice, edited by Ifi Amadiume and Abdullahi An-Naʼim

Label
The politics of memory : truth, healing, and social justice
Title
The politics of memory
Title remainder
truth, healing, and social justice
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ifi Amadiume and Abdullahi An-Naʼim
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Politics of Memory brings together a group of scholars, policy-makers, justice workers and social activists to answer these questions. In a creative engagement with issues of human rights in relation to truth, healing and social justice, they look at how people rebuild broken communities and the tensions between reconciliation and social justice in post-conflict situations."
  • "The book is structured round the themes of social justice, the nature of conflict, judicial accountability and the role of truth commissions. Opening with Wole Soyinka's exploration of 'that burden of memory that a continent seeks to exorcise through the strategy of reparations', the first part of the book addresses questions of social justice as both ends and means of healing and reconciliation. The contributors go on to look at the nature and dynamics of conflict, and then consider judicial accountability and the role of truth commissions as approaches to healing and social justice. The book concludes with a chapter on the pursuit of justice as an underlying cause of civil wars in Africa and elsewhere."
  • "Exploring the cases of Uganda, Sudan, Rwanda, South Africa, Nigeria, Latin America and the former Yugoslavia and including consideration of the gendered elements of conflict, this book is urgent reading for student and academics in peace and conflict and African Studies."--Jacket
  • "The Politics of Memory brings together a group of scholars, policy-makers, justice workers and social activists to answer these questions. In a creative engagement with issues of human rights in relation to truth, healing and social justice, they look at how people rebuild broken communities and the tensions between reconciliation and social justice in post-conflict situations." "The book is structured round the themes of social justice, the nature of conflict, judicial accountability and the role of truth commissions. Opening with Wole Soyinka's exploration of 'that burden of memory that a continent seeks to exorcise through the strategy of reparations', the first part of the book addresses questions of social justice as both ends and means of healing and reconciliation. The contributors go on to look at the nature and dynamics of conflict, and then consider judicial accountability and the role of truth commissions as approaches to healing and social justice. The book concludes with a chapter on the pursuit of justice as an underlying cause of civil wars in Africa and elsewhere." "Exploring the cases of Uganda, Sudan, Rwanda, South Africa, Nigeria, Latin America and the former Yugoslavia and including consideration of the gendered elements of conflict, this book is urgent reading for student and academics in peace and conflict and African Studies."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
323.1
Index
index present
LC call number
JC571
LC item number
.P642 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1947-
  • 1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Amadiume, Ifi
  • Naʻīm, ʻAbd Allāh Aḥmad
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  • Human rights
  • Reconciliation
  • Social justice
Label
The politics of memory : truth, healing, and social justice, edited by Ifi Amadiume and Abdullahi An-Naʼim
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : facing truth, voicing justice / Ifi Amadiume and Abdullahi An-Naıʼim -- Memory, truth and healing / Wole Soyinka -- The politics of memory : Biafra and intellectual responsibility / Ifi Amadiume -- Biafran war literature and Africa's search for social justice / Akachi Ezeigbo -- Social movements revisited : mediation of contradictory roles / Abdullahi An-Naıʼim and Svetlana Peshkova -- Post-Biafran marginalization of the Igbo in Nigeria / Nnaemeka Ikpeze -- Towards a social history of warfare and reconstruction : the Nigerian/Biafran case / Axel Harneit-Sievers and Sydney Emezue -- Latin American experiences of accountability / Juan E. Méndez -- Truth in a box : the limits of justice through judicial mechanisms / Julie Mertus -- Justice for women victims of violence : Rwanda after the 1994 genocide / Binaifer Nowrojee and Regan Ralph -- The truth according to the TRC / Mahmood Mamdani -- Conclusion : the cause of justice behind civil wars / Francis M. Deng
Control code
43115116
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 207 pages
Isbn
9781856498425
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
99087433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The politics of memory : truth, healing, and social justice, edited by Ifi Amadiume and Abdullahi An-Naʼim
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : facing truth, voicing justice / Ifi Amadiume and Abdullahi An-Naıʼim -- Memory, truth and healing / Wole Soyinka -- The politics of memory : Biafra and intellectual responsibility / Ifi Amadiume -- Biafran war literature and Africa's search for social justice / Akachi Ezeigbo -- Social movements revisited : mediation of contradictory roles / Abdullahi An-Naıʼim and Svetlana Peshkova -- Post-Biafran marginalization of the Igbo in Nigeria / Nnaemeka Ikpeze -- Towards a social history of warfare and reconstruction : the Nigerian/Biafran case / Axel Harneit-Sievers and Sydney Emezue -- Latin American experiences of accountability / Juan E. Méndez -- Truth in a box : the limits of justice through judicial mechanisms / Julie Mertus -- Justice for women victims of violence : Rwanda after the 1994 genocide / Binaifer Nowrojee and Regan Ralph -- The truth according to the TRC / Mahmood Mamdani -- Conclusion : the cause of justice behind civil wars / Francis M. Deng
Control code
43115116
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 207 pages
Isbn
9781856498425
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
99087433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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