Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature


The main goal of this article is to demonstrate that discourse on the Rwandan genocide has an origin. In other words, the hamitic myth transcends the question of race and is present in its most radical form in the events of 1994 in Rwanda. However, the myth itself is not intrinsically genocidal, but it did clear the path. The danger arose when the myth was demythified, that is to say, perceived as historic reality and scientific knowledge, and entered a new environment of genocide discourse. To proceed based on the notion of archive is to approach the genocide in relation to its historical and ideological context. This article, speaking of the past by recollecting our perception of the Tutsi in the context of myth, in an effort to give him a scientific status of his politicization, enters in the present by making explicit the material on which those responsible for the genocide draw from.



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