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TAKE TWO WEEKS TO EXPLORE RWANDA
In April 1994, during peace negotiations with Tutsi rebels, Rwanda was abruptly plunged into a savage genocide that lasted 100 days and slaughtered close to 1m Rwandan Tutsis and Hutu allies. By July the country lay in ruins. 2020 marks the 26th anniversary of those appalling atrocities. During the past quarter century, Rwanda has made astonishing strides in rebuilding the country from complete devastation, providing justice for victims of the genocide through village-based gacaca courts, and striving for national reconciliation between the country's alienated Hutu and Tutsi ethnicities. This course offers a detailed investigation of the genocide and its aftermaths through works of history, memoir and literature as well as several recent films and visits to memorial sites.
Field Trips include: (Take a closer look )
- Gisozi Genocide Museum, Kigali
- Hotel Mille Collines a.k.a. Hotel Rwanda
- Nyamata and Ntarama Genocide Memorials
- Kibuye and Bisesero Genocide Memorials
- Week-end in Kibuye on Lake Kivu
|During our 2-week visit to Kigali, we will stay at the
Moucecore compound in the Kacyiru neighborhood.
Our rooms are simply furnished, but well-maintained and secure with a wonderful view of the Kigali skyline from the balconies.
The Moucecore compound offers snacks and refreshments for a modest price.
Our accommodation is also a short walk down the hill from the US embassy.