Lidwien Kapteijns (Ph.D., University of Amsterdam) is Professor of History at Wellesley College. Her published work focuses on Sudanese and Somali history and includes Women's Voices in a Man's World: Women and the Pastoral Tradition in Northern Somali Orature (1999).
Annemiek Richters, physician and medical anthropologist, is Professor of Culture, Health and Illness at Leiden University Medical Center and the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, The Netherlands. Her publications focus on gender, violence and trauma, and on intercultural health care.
General readers, students, scholars, and practicioners interested in understanding the violence of war in Africa ( Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, and South Africa), as well as cultural and medical anthropologists, historians, and those specializing in literary and cultural studies.
Table of contents
List of Illustrations
Introduction Lidwien Kapteijns and Annemiek Richters
Making Memories of Mogadishu in Somali Poetry about the Civil War Lidwien Kapteijns
The Road, the Song and the Citizen: Singing after Violence in KwaZulu-Natal Liz Gunner
Maisha bora, kwa nani? A Cool Life, for Whom? Mediations of Masculinity, Ethnicity, and Violence in a Nairobi Slum Naomi van Stapele
Testimonies of Suffering and Recasting the Meanings of Memories of Violence in Post-war Mozambique Victor Igreja
Suffering and Healing in the Aftermath of War and Genocide in Rwanda: Mediations through Community-Based
Sociotherapy Annemiek Richters
“The balsak in the Roof ”: Bush War Experiences and Mediations as Related by White South African Conscripts
List of Contributors