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April 25, 2014
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Giving voice to Rwandan genocide survivors

As the world remembers the horrific genocide in Rwanda 20 years ago, a Michigan State University scholar is helping survivors tell their stories through a book of poems. Laura Apol, an award-winning author and associate professor of education at MSU, … Continue reading

June 3, 2013
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Sowing a more sustainable future

One of the keys to better nutrition and health for the people of Rwanda fits in the palm of a hand: legumes. But despite their nutritional punch, legumes—including common beans, cowpeas, and lima beans—are highly susceptible to drought and disease. … Continue reading

October 12, 2012
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Breaking a Genocide’s Silence: Rwandan Storytelling Exhibit Centerpiece of New National Archives

ANN ARBOR — One of the casualties of the 1994 Rwandan genocide was the culture’s storytelling tradition. Resurrecting it has been the mission of a project called Stories for Hope for the past four years. Now 99 narratives—conversations between youths … Continue reading

March 8, 2012
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Beauty And Horror

Environmental author Terry Tempest Williams finds beauty in the midst of devastation From the devastation of disasters such as last year’s Japanese earthquake and tsunami or accidents such as the Gulf oil spill or human brutality such as the Rwandan … Continue reading