English 9 Ideagram
Mirlanda Monster Blk H
Opening: To what extent can prejudice be overcome?
This passage has explained that due to Mukecuru (the old women) protecting Emma, she could be slaughtered to death as well as Emma. Emma is a victim of prejudice, because although she hasn't done anything unlawful, she will be killed simply because she is a Tutsi and Mukecuru wants to try to protect.
In this passage, Emma feels embarrassed, because she has been talking with Ndoli,the boy with the dented head, and the older women are making fun her because of it. Emma is still a victim of prejudice because of who she is with. Now she judges Ndoli because she was judged.
In this passage Emma is watching a gacaca between the Hutu and the genocide survivors. Each side tries to justify the reasoning behind their treacherous actions. Emma is still a victim of prejudice, because accusations are being made against a Tutsi ,(although true), who killed another's sister. Emma feels that the accusing finger is being pointed on her as well, because she is a Tutsi.
"The Time Line of Prejudice"
-Rwanda gained independence from Belgium. Afterward the ongoing struggle for power between Hutu and Tutsi leaders set the stage for civil war.
-A Tutsi militia or armed group invaded Rwanda from Uganda, violence then escalated over to the civilian population.
-After the assassination of the Hutu president, a gang of Hutu's went on murderous spree ( the genocide).
After 1994 Genocide
-Broken Memory by Elisabeth Combres
-In Rwanda, trials of the genocide perpetrators continued.
I chose to use this timeline because it shows how that the prejudice in Rwanda really hasn't changed much over the past 70-100 years, which I find ridiculous. It has also shown some of the events leading up to the genocide, and how serious the actions of the Hutu were and how it still effects the Rwandans over 20 years later.
"See the Sun Again" by Nancy Merritt
"Rwandan Genocide" by William Cheesman
Here it's never quiet
All the shouts every night
Screams of pain, screams of fright
Screams for mercy, to see mornings light
To pardon them and to stop this fight
Do they listen to the cry's
No they they just stare into the victims eyes
And with the machetes let fly
At the border a mass of hurry
To get away from this torn up country
Kids with no food, they don't have the luxury
Kids with no home, no ones living comfortably
There's loads of noise in the countryside
But the most definite are the mournful cry's
This poem explains the struggles of the genocide. It explains the Hutu's mercilessness, that they did not care if you were a boy, girl, old, or young, they were going to kill any Tutsi because of who they were. It is crazy to think about how long their prejudice has been going on and how there could have been so many lives saved if any of them were willing to politically talk about the cold blood brewing between the two ethnicity's since the early 1960s.
Powerful Image- The United Nations Symbol
"Rwandan Genocide"by Will Cheesman
Broken Memory by Elisabeth Combres
Genocide: modern crimes against humanity by Brendan January