Thursday, February 26, 2004

Remembrance and progress in Rwanda 

The New York Times has an excellent piece by Marc Lacey today, about the struggle in Rwanda to remember the 1994 genocide while burying the bones, figuratively and literally.

Tacitus recently wrote an amazing two-part account of the week he spent in Rwanda, which you can read here and here. It is full of historical background, personal vignettes, and a foreboding sense that the genocidal past is lurking just beneath the surface of Rwandan society. I highly recommend it as some of the best blogging you're likely to see.

As a side note, Tacitus is currently in Jordan on his way to visit the Holy Land. No doubt his writing about this trip will be every bit as good as it was for his African journey.
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