Journey Through Genocide: Stories Of Survivors & The Dead

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Author Boudjikanian, Raffy
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Powerful accounts by genocide survivors, a journalist seeking to bear witness to their pain.<
/>Darfuri refugee camps in Chad, Kigali in Rwanda, and the ruins of ancient villages in Turkey — all visited by genocide, all still reeling in its wake. InJourney through Genocide, Raffy Boudjikanian travels to communities that have survived genocide to understand the legacy of this most terrible of crimes against humanity.<
/>In this era of ethnic and religious wars, mass displacements, and forced migrations, Boudjikanian looks back at three humanitarian crises. In Chad, meet families displaced by massacres in the Darfur region of neighbouring Sudan, their ordeal still raw. In Rwanda, meet a people struggling with justice and reconciliation. And in Turkey, explore what it means to still be afraid a century after the author’s own ancestors were caught in the Armenian Genocide of 1915.<
/>Clear-eyed and compassionate, Boudjikanian
eathes life into horrors that too often seem remote.

Short Description
Journalist Raffy Boudjikanian speaks with genocide survivors from Darfur and Rwanda; and in eastern Turkey confronts the legacy of the Turkish government's denial of its responsibility for the Armenian genocide of 1915, an atrocity that resulted in the murder and exiling of many, including the author’s ancestors.

Table of Contents
PrefaceAn IntroductionChapter 1: Preparations and GoodbyesChapter 2: Planes, Paperwork, and PatienceChapter 3: Victims of the JanjaweedChapter 4: The Country That Would RebuildChapter 5: He Who Chases GenocideChapter 6: Lost Tourist in the MistChapter 7: RosetteChapter 8: The Strangest BirthdayChapter 9: Facing the MusicChapter 10: The G WordChapter 11: Cover-Up CityChapter 12: House and HomeChapter 13: What To Do About the PastEpilogue: Origins and ReturnsAfterwordAcknowledgementsBibliographyIndex