Après le génocide, régénérer l' "entre générations" pour naître à soi: À partir d'une recherche-action avec des mères rescapées et leurs enfants adolescents au Rwanda

Translated title of the contribution: After the genocide, regenerate the between generations to be born to oneself: From an action research with survivor mothers and their adolescent children in Rwanda

Jeannette Uwineza, Jean Luc Brackelaire

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Abstract

Many young people in Rwanda have to "go back in time" (Altounian, 2013) and undertake a "return to the fracture of existence" (Masson, 2004) to regain the legacy of a lost family at the same time that they access themselves. When establishing and sharing the space "between generations", those who are ready to restart again from traditional values and regenerate them, give them access to another legacy of the order of humans. 'Transgenerational' refers here to the same principle and process of creation and recreation of the relationship between generations and thus transmission. It allows to ask and confront the question to know how emerges, reappears, after genocide, a structuring and personal and social organization between generations - that either of the order of the bilateral report the responsibility, the obligation, the law. The authors base their arguments on an ongoing action research that started in September 2010 and that aimed at creating psychological recovery spaces for survivor mothers and their adolescent children. The case of Peace, "child of everyone and of no one, of everywhere and nowhere" shows how it is incumbent on the emerging subject from such a context to undertake the construction of his future, to build his story rather than to stay victim and suffer the heat of the traumatic legacy through the generations. The "between generation" comes to designate a key fulcrum and point of essential revival in this daunting task.

Translated title of the contributionAfter the genocide, regenerate the between generations to be born to oneself: From an action research with survivor mothers and their adolescent children in Rwanda
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)145-171
Number of pages27
JournalCahiers de Psychologie Clinique
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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