Great Lakes Working Group News

Callixte Kabayiza on RCI

Callixte Kabayiza, from the Rwanda Working Group, is interviewed by Radio Canada International's Tam-Tam program. his interview starts at 9minutes and 42 seconds here

Long Term Memory Radio

Tune into CKUT 90.3 FM this Wednesday, April 20, from 5 and 6 PM, to hear a special edition of Off the Hour: Long Term Memory Radio on the 17th commemoration of the genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda. Interviews with members of PAGE-Rwanda and Life Stories Montreal, produced by Sandra and Stéphanie Gasana, in collaboration with Courtney Kirkby.

And then, this Friday, April 22 at 8:15 AM, an interview with Montreal-based Kurdish artist Khadija Baker, about her
piece, My Little Voice Can’t Lie, part of the [in-tur-pri-tey-shunz] exhibit taking place at Concordia’s FOFA gallery
until April 29.

Sandra Gasana presents the Montreal Life Stories Project at Endicott College

On February 23, Sandra Gasana, interview coordinator of the Rwandan working group, was invited to present the Montreal Life Stories Project at Endicott College, Massachusetts.

Her presentation on the Rwandan working group was warmly welcome by the audience and local newspaper The Salem News published and article about it:

Publication of a new book by Josias Semujanga

It`s a pleasure to announce the publication of a new book by Josias Semujanga, ''Le génocide, sujet de fiction? Analyse des récits du massacre des Tutsis dans la littérature africaine.'' (Genocide, subject of fiction? An analysis of narratives about the Tutsi massacres in African litterature). This work is dedicated to the traces of memory of the Rwandan genocide in francophone African litterature. Through its symbolic nature, litterature finds the words to tell the radicality of genocide despite the unspeakable nature of the event.

Josias Semujanga is a co-researcher for the Life Stories project and a member of the Great Lakes of Africa Working Group.  He is also a permanent professor who teaches francophone litterature and literary theory at the University of Montreal. Among other works on the francophone novel and the Rwandan drama, he has published Origins of the Rwandan Genocide (2003). For more information about his new book: