In the disturbing “a place where everything is silent”, Jean Hatzfeld returned to Nyamata and completed the sixth book, expressing to Hutus who saved the Tutsi Own voice.
« nThe foreword of Jean Hatzfeld’s new book quotes Guillaume Apollinaire as saying: “We want to explore goodness. There is silence in this land.” Everything is silent (Galimad), he was committed to the sixth place in the Tutsi genocide in Nyamata, Rwanda. Whether it is because of their couple, or their family, they are mixed races, or because they are called “justice.”
But, “Did anyone say it to Isidore Mahandago at the ceremony? Can we read it? The axe of his Hutu brother fell on the old Isidore because of him. Attack them: No, this is not a sentence, whether on one side or the other. Silence surrounds these “blood custodians”, just like those who have been recognized, the few who have been appointed (34 in the country) have been Called to participate in reconciliation.
Today, around the report on France’s responsibility in the Tutsi massacre, there are many topics about Rwanda. However, in the week before the commemoration of April 7, 1994 (the day of the outbreak of the genocide), this is an essential reading. It is essential for revealing things we don’t know or saying too little. . The beautiful lyrics come from simple farmers, teachers or graduates, telling the fate of death. Each story is a part of the social structure reconstructed from these still disturbing heroic attitudes. As Hartsfield recalled, the story of Rwanda was frightening because “51,000 Tutsi out of a population of approximately 59,000 were massacred in the 14 mountains where the commune gathered.” When you throw them into the hole, they are not always dead. These terrifying human images emerge from the horror. Introduce them through quality. In their dresses, their smiles, their urban or natural decorations and their stories, they learn more about one kind, another and daily life every time. Their interdependent confidence, their rhythm and the construction of everything make them listen to their voices tirelessly in the particularity of the music and expression of words. “It’s painful”, “It’s smiling”. Because, yes, the writer’s style always manages to enable us to “hear” these little-known voices even in our own country. Harzfeld is more sensitive to this issue because he is a native of Chambon-sur-Lignon (Chambon-sur-Lignon), a village known as the “Land of Justice” and many Jews were asylum during the war.
For people in Nyamata and other places, today his book expresses “Eustache’s invincible kindness”, paying tribute to Claudette’s parents, paying tribute to a brave François…being another Valérie’s “before a good friend” “Refused to conceal her when she was a child, and she was a midwife, and she dared not leave the fertility hospital. Life there continued until… Honestly, who saved Valerie, would she read this book? He came to break the silence of Edith and Eustache of Silas, “his age has risen to 52”, this Hutu soldier is the only official “of all the communes” The righteous”, but it is still Providence or Joseph… and we are intimate and inhabited forever. This is an impossible good book. Even he said through Valérie’s mouth: “Careful and fragile.”
To see this theme in Paris: “Les Génocidesau XXE The open-air exhibition “Century” that everyone can visit. The panels of the exhibition analyze the three genocides of the last century, the demise of the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, the Jews in Europe, and the Tutsi in Rwanda. At Shoah Memorial : 17 rue Geoffroy-L’Asnier. Paris 4E. 01 42 77 44 72.