Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Re-membering Kenya: how effective witness recollections?

I was reading over the holidays and fell upon this. It is part of some research I am doing on how much we can rely on the testimony of older people, especially now in Kenya as there is a rush to have them put down on paper, and film their recounting of the events of the pre and post independence years before they die.

I am also thinking of this along the lines of how far back ought we to go with efforts to bring justice and closure to the victims of past rights violations.

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