Literatur und Sprache in Krisen- und Umbruchzeiten
Edited By Ernest W.B. Hess-Lüttich, Carlotta von Maltzan and Kathleen Thorpe
Das Unfassbare erzählen Der Völkermord in Ruanda 1994 und die schöne Literatur
Theo Elm (Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Das Unfassbare erzählen
Der Völkermord in Ruanda 1994 und die schöne Literatur
Academic research cannot sufficiently explain and describe the inconceivable cruelties of the genocide in Ruanda 1994. Historical, cultural or social research must fail because of the chasm between the murderous anarchy and the logic thinking as well as the rational language. Unlike narrative literature, research is unable to find an emotional approach to the cruelties and the horror, which was raging in Ruanda. The following article explains the methods narrative literature uses to meet the realities of the genocide.
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