OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Preserving Rwandan Culture in the Diaspora through Literature and Art.

TitlePreserving Rwandan Culture in the Diaspora through Literature and Art.
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsKabera, Claudette U.
Academic DepartmentFrench
Thesis AdvisorKrause, Joseph
DegreeBachelor of Arts in International Studies in French
Number of Pages33
Date Published12/2002
UniversityOregon State University
CityCorvallis
Thesis TypeUndergraduate
Keywordsculture, diaspora, French, immigration, people's movement, Rwanda
Abstract

The preservation of Rwandan culture in the diaspora is a complex issue that covers both time and space. As the Rwandans in the diaspora continue to be kept away from their nation, forced to expatriate themselves due to prosecution in Rwanda, it becomes increasingly difficult to stay in touch with what it means to be a Rwandan.
This Thesis explores the history and culture of Rwanda, and studies how the culture is preserved in the diaspora.