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During research work dealing with the contributions and limitations of post-genocide mourning rituals in the psychic reconstruction of survivors, we worked with a group of widow escapees who referred to themselves as: « the wound healing group ». One wound they have tried to deal with is the disappearance of their loved ones and their « burial in the stomach », in the absence of bodies and in waiting to carry out funeral rites. Their testimonies have led us to the hypothesis that funeral rites in post-genocide Rwanda represent an attempt to repair their community space and the bond between the living and the dead, so the dead don't wander among the living and the living don't become living dead. The group appears to have played the traditional mediatory and regulatory role of the stomach (inda) for the widow escapees in their living and regenerative relationship to their culture. The work the group carried out thus contributed to allowing the dead, « buried in the stomach », in waiting to be found and recognized, to be taken charge of and buried in dignity.
|Translated title of the contribution||«The wound healing group» research done with widow escapees on mourning rituals and psychic reconstruction after the Rwanda genocide|
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||Cahiers de Psychologie Clinique|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
Doctorat de M. Augustin NSHIMIYIMANA. Élaboration des rituels de deuil au Rwanda post-génocide. Leurs apports et limites dans la reconstruction psychique. Thèse de doctorat en sciences psychologiques. Université catholique de Louvain. EN COURS.
Jean-Luc Brackelaire (Supervisor)
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