Favour Alejo

University of New Hampshire

Biomedical Science: Med Vet Sciences


2020

Mentor: Dr. William Woodward,  Department of Psychology

An Immigrant Woman Haunted By Her Authoritarian Homeland

In 1994, Rwanda experienced “100 days of genocide”. The end result was the loss of many Tutsi and Hutu lives. This project tells a story of a New Hampshire woman that has been accused and convicted of crimes she claims she did not commit. This study evaluates sources revolving around factors that lead to her incarceration. Through sources, published and unpublished, source that support or deny her innocence, this project aims to conduct biographical research, in order to document and retell parts of her story in their proper context, using literature about the Rwandan Civil War, American stakes in Rwanda, records of her and her family, and legal forms and reports.

 

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