Psychologists and psychoanalysts distinguish between testimony, or personal accounts, and discourse, a fixed societal account. Because genocide, for the survivor, is not a subject of study, we must not only look at the various discourses concerning the genocide, but at their effect on the survivors. We describe how the post-G-Gacaca therapy groups, established to help survivors who had participated in Gacaca assemblies, demonstrated how expression is only effective when it is directed at someone and this person agrees to hear it and be affected by it.
"Discours, paroles et liens à l’autre dans les groupes thérapeutiques. Ce n’est pas la fin d’un génocide qui clôt un génocide.,"
Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature: Vol. 83
, Article 7.
Available at: https://crossworks.holycross.edu/pf/vol83/iss1/7