The collection of testimonies were collected as part of the “Keeping Memories” project in partnership with the West Midlands Rwandan Community Association.
Over several months, trained student volunteers conducted life story interviews with 10 Rwandan people living in the UK. In telling their stories, participants aimed to promote a better understanding of the 1994 Rwandan genocide and preserve the memories of the Rwandan diaspora. The interviews also explored themes of childhood, legacies of colonialism, prejudice, ignorance, forgiveness and reconciliation, encouraging audiences to think deeply about the past as it relates to the present.
The testimonies are available to view at the reader terminals in the Wolfson Reading Room as full transcripts and video format.
For more information, please visit the rYico website.
Copyright UNHCR/24156/07.1994; Image WL7234
Copyright UNHCR/24158/08.1994/H.J. Davies; Image WL7230
Copyright UNHCR/24162/08.1994; Image WL7232
Copyright UNHCR/24067/04.1994/P.Moumtzis; Image WL7231