Nyarubuye: Decapitated Statue

Title

Nyarubuye: Decapitated Statue

Description

At the end of the artifact hallways lies a decapitated statue of the Virgin Mary. The Hutu killers thought the statue fitted the Tutsi Semitic racial stereotype, further demonstrating the legacy of the identity's racialization over the past century. A new statue rests has been restored over the church's entrance.

Creator

Jordan Broutman

Source

Jordan Broutman

Date

January 3, 2013

Rights

Property of Jordan Broutman

Files

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Collection

Citation

Jordan Broutman, “Nyarubuye: Decapitated Statue,” Rwandan Genocide Memorials, accessed November 29, 2022, https://rwandanmemorials.omeka.net/items/show/31.