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Filling a Void: Understanding Human Rights Abuse and the Role of Literature in Social Healing

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Literature can be used as a tool for genocide education to fill in the gaps left by truth commissions that typically rely on quantifiable data to illustrate the "truth" of a particular conflict after the fact.

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Kruger, Katie. "Filling a Void: Understanding Human Rights Abuse and the Role of Literature in Social Healing" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the MPSA Annual National Conference, Palmer House Hotel, Hilton, Chicago, IL, Apr 03, 2008 <Not Available>. 2013-12-14 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p267385_index.html>

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Kruger, K. A. , 2008-04-03 "Filling a Void: Understanding Human Rights Abuse and the Role of Literature in Social Healing" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the MPSA Annual National Conference, Palmer House Hotel, Hilton, Chicago, IL Online <PDF>. 2013-12-14 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p267385_index.html

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Abstract: Literature can be used as a tool for genocide education to fill in the gaps left by truth commissions that typically rely on quantifiable data to illustrate the "truth" of a particular conflict after the fact.

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Filling the Void:  Understanding Human Rights Abuse and the Role  of Literature in Social Healing While truth commissions provide extensive knowledge of human rights abuse and offer victimized nations and their people a direct path to truth after violence the restraints placed by political mandates commissioners and the nature of the process itself place limits on the breadth of a truth commissions final findings. Literature while being neither a necessary nor sufficient condition to finding the truth of human rights violations allows the reader to understand the nature of the violence
New York: Penguin Books 1999. Courtemanche Gil. A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali. New York: Vintage Books 2003. Hayner Priscilla B. Unspeakable Truths: Facing the Challenge of Truth Commissions. New York: Routledge 2001. Rothberg Michael. "After Adorno: Culture in the Wake of Catastrophe." New German Critique 72.Fall (1997): 45-81. Sanders Mark. "Truth Telling Questioning: the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Antije Krog's 'Country of My Skull' and Literature After Apartheid." Modern Fiction Studies 46 (2000): 13-41. Wiesel Elie. Night.


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