No Mistaken Identity – Kinshasa’s Press and the Rwandophone ‚Other‘ (c. 1990-2005)

ab 34,90 

Lars-Christopher Huening

With a Foreword by Prof. Marie-Soleil Frère

ISBN 978-3-643-90643-4
Band-Nr. 33
Jahr 2015
Seiten 360
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Studien zur Afrikanischen Geschichte

Artikelnummer: 978-3-643-90643-4 Kategorien: , ,


This book creates new insights into the identity crises
behind the violence surrounding the Congo wars. Using
Kinshasa’s press, this study historicises the identification
of the Rwandophone `other‘ as a constantly negotiated,
politically contingent and malleable process. It establishes
how the agency of political actors shaped perceptions of
present conflicts by employing selective memories and
mythico-historical visions of the past. This ideological
mobilisation linked the Rwandophones to fearful narratives
of Rwandan expansionism during the DRC’s recent conflicts
(c. 1990 – 2005).

Lars Huening received his PhD from the
Unversity of Sheffield (UK) in 2012, and is a Research
Fellow at the Centre for Africa Studies, University of the
Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa.