Witnesses to Global Conflict: Canadian Authors' Accounts

From Tiananmen Square to the Rwandan Genocide, the authors of the chapters in this collection explore the human cost of conflict and the many ways in which people begin the process of healing and reclaiming a sense of agency in the aftermath.

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The Homeland is Where None of This Can Happen

From: Pay No Heed to the Rockets

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This chapter describes the experiences of Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish from the 1940s to the present. 25 $2.50 Add
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The Pursuit of Global Justice

From: Is This the End of the Liberal International Order?

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In this reading, human rights lawyer Payam Akhavan begins by recalling his experiences as a human rights lawyer in The Hague. He describes notable cases he was involved in and how it shaped his … 85 $10.20 Add
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I Do Not Have an Account in the Bank of Wars

From: Pay No Heed to the Rockets

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In this chapter the author crosses into Israel to meet with Palestinian writers living there. 42 $4.20 Add
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If You Can Hear the Rockets, Then You are Alive

From: Pay No Heed to the Rockets

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In this chapter, the author travels to the Gaza Strip, and explores how artists there are able to find beauty in even the most unstable places. 44 $4.40 Add
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Survivors Stories

Marie

From: The Hope that Remains

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Marie was thirteen during the genocide and was saved along with her sister by Hutu women they knew. She explains finding her remaining family, recovering from her injuries and eventually making a … 12 $1.20 Add
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Survivors Stories

Beatrice

From: The Hope that Remains

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Beatrice describes her childhood in Rwanda before the genocide, during which she was a young adult. She had left Rwanda for Burundi before and during the main part of the genocide, which had … 14 $1.40 Add
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The Dark Heart of Peacekeeping

From: Canada in the World

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War in the Gulf – The Peacekeeping Horizon – The Somalia Affair – “Ethnic Tension” and the Rwanda Genocides – Saint Roméo Dallaire – Paul Kagame, … 50 $5.00 Add
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Survivors Stories

Bertin

From: The Hope that Remains

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Bertin was an adult during the genocide, and so remembers it very clearly. In 1990, when the RFP arrived in Rwanda, Bertin was arrested and jailed because of his job in hydroelectricity, … 25 $2.50 Add
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Gerardi REMHI and the Spectre of Impunity

From: A Beauty that Hurts

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This chapter discusses Juan Geradi and an examination of the Recovery of Historical Memory (REMHI) project which he led. 6 $0.60 Add