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The Weight of Words: A Co-Constructed Narrative of Love And/In Trauma

Sara Wolcott

Title:
The Weight of Words: A Co-Constructed Narrative of Love And/In Trauma
Author(s):
Wolcott, Sara
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Theses
Degree:
M.A., Columbia University
Department(s):
Oral History
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Geographic Area:
Africa
Abstract:
What does it mean to come of age in the light of trauma? To find love? Can suffering be shared? How close can one get to a trauma they didn’t experience and to someone who survived it? In this work, I combine personal narrative, trauma theory, and oral histories of ten child survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. By telling the story of my time in Rwanda in 2008, the things I heard and the people I met, I hope to offer up myself and this work as an example, or perhaps more aptly, an experiment, to how we might share the weight of words.
Subject(s):
Africans
Psychology
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Sara Wolcott, , The Weight of Words: A Co-Constructed Narrative of Love And/In Trauma, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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