Colgate Professor Explores Precarious Peace in Rwanda

HAMILTON, N.Y., Oct. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ Rwanda: From Genocide to Precarious Peace by Susan Thomson, associate professor of peace and conflict studies at Colgate University and former program officer for the United Nations Development Programme, examines the ambitious political and social of President Paul Kagame and the ruling RPF.

Truly the only study available of its kind, Rwanda: From Genocide to Precarious Peace features Thomson's unique perspective, as she worked for the UN when the Rwandan Patriotic Front came to power in 1994, marking the end of the civil war between the Hutus and Tutsis.

In her study, Thomson analyzes Rwanda's instability and Kagame's political methods to demonstrate that the "clean streets, renovated restaurants, new hotels, and espresso bars" are only a reality for a privileged few. Thomson uncovers the truth behind the shiny surface and describes the modern traumas that have been kept under wraps.

Catharine Newbury, author of The Cohesion of Oppression, describes the study as both "accessible and nuanced," commending Thomson for her decision to back her years of research with the "experiences of ordinary Rwandans."

If your media organization is interested in learning more about the book or interviewing Thomson, please reach out Daniel DeVries.

Rwanda: From Genocide to Precarious Peace is published by Yale University Press, ISBN: 9780300197396

Media Contact:
Daniel DeVries
Media Relations Director, Colgate University

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