Ubuzima bugira icyanga aruko bufite icyizere, or Life has taste when there is hope: Transcendent trauma narratives of post-genocide Rwanda

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dc.contributor.advisor Baake , Ken en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Koerber , Amy en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Zdenek , Sean en_US
dc.degree.department English en_US
dc.degree.discipline Technical Communication & Rhetoric en_US
dc.degree.grantor Texas Tech University en_US
dc.degree.level Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy en_US
dc.creator Osborne , Jen en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -06 -06T20 :12 :23Z
dc.date.available 2011 -05 -11T20 :25 :37Z en_US
dc.date.available 2014 -06 -06T20 :12 :23Z
dc.date.issued 2011 -05 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /ETD -TTU -2011 -05 -1432 en_US
dc.description.abstract This dissertation proposes a structured model for a trauma writing workshop that provides opportunities for individuals to grieve and write about their traumatic experiences . The Kibuye Model offers comprehensive support for writers during this difficult but beneficial work . The model was found to be promising through narrative analysis of ten trauma narratives written by survivors of Rwanda’s 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi . Using a software textual analysis program called Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC ) , the narratives were found to be typical in style and form compared to other samples of emotional writing . The content of the trauma narratives focuses more on topics related to mass trauma and genocide , and several texts were found to transcend narrative structure through writers’ use of rhetorical figures . Findings and implications of this analysis can be used for further trauma writing workshop development and implementation , for writing groups who focus on painful experiences , and by mental health experts who employ the expressive writing paradigm . Please note that this study includes graphic descriptions of genocidal violence and psychological trauma . en_US
dc.format.mimetype application /pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en _US en_US
dc.subject Trauma en_US
dc.subject Trauma Narrative en_US
dc.subject Genocide en_US
dc.subject Rwanda en_US
dc.subject Rhetoric en_US
dc.subject Expressive Writing en_US
dc.subject Writing Groups en_US
dc.subject LIWC en_US
dc.subject Human Rights en_US
dc.title Ubuzima bugira icyanga aruko bufite icyizere , or Life has taste when there is hope : Transcendent trauma narratives of post -genocide Rwanda en_US


Ubuzima bugira icyanga aruko bufite icyizere, or Life has taste when there is hope: Transcendent trauma narratives of post-genocide Rwanda. Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /ETD -TTU -2011 -05 -1432 .

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