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Rwanda National Days Celebrations and Racist Propaganda (1962-1982)

Nkaka Raphael


This article addresses the link between Rwanda national days celebrations and a racist propaganda between 1962 and 1982. It states a problem to know whether the political messages on the national days celebrations conveyed a democratic message or a  racist propaganda. First, it explores a theoretical theory related to race and   propaganda. Then, it focus on the racial interpretations of Rwandan society during the colonial period with the objective to search for a relationship between the colonial  discourse and the post-colonial political speeches. An analysis of the spoken as well as the written and musical data of the post-colonial period studied leads to certify that   national days celebrations sent to the nation a racist propaganda against Tutsi

Key words : race, propaganda, democracy, Hutu, Tutsi
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