What We're Reading
January 2021 | Identity, Rituals, and Narratives: Lessons from Reentry and Reintegration after Genocide in Rwanda
This month, RESOLVE highlights recommended readings from the RESOLVE Policy Note, "Identity, Rituals, and Narratives: Lessons from Reentry and Reintegration after Genocide in Rwanda." In this note, author Hollie Nyseth Brehm outlines core findings from a case study of the experiences of approximately 200 Rwandans as they left prison or community service camp and returned to their communities. She focuses on identity, rituals, and narratives with an emphasis on initial reentry, which sets the stage for broader reintegration. The publications in this What We’re Reading were suggested by the author to offer a more in-depth look at labeling, narratives and rituals, reintegrative shaming, and the case of Rwanda.