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Elizabeth Applegate

Contributor

Elizabeth Applegate

Elizabeth Applegate holds a Ph.D. in French literature from New York University.  Her research focuses on testimony and on literary and theatrical representations of the 1994 Tutsi genocide in Rwanda.  Her work has appeared in Research in African Literatures, The Contemporary Francophone African Intellectual (Cambridge Scholars Press), and in the forthcoming volume The Body in Francophone Literature (McFarland).  She currently teaches French language and Francophone Literature at St. Mary's College of Maryland, and splits her time between Maryland and Brooklyn, N.Y.

Articles by Elizabeth Applegate

Cyarwa cya nyarwaya
By Michaella Rugwizangoga
Cyarwa is the birthplace of my mother. She left when she was two years old and came back when she was forty, accompanied by her older brother. This poem is the story of their return after years of shared…
Translated from French by Elizabeth Applegate
Identity
By Michaella Rugwizangoga
Distance, miles, Songs of a Land that is not mine Pain of exile. Let me tell you who I am, I am a child of exile. I am the child of an encounter Ivory Coast held me in its…
Translated from French by Elizabeth Applegate
A Coward’s Repentance
By Esther Mujawayo & Souâd Belhaddad
He had been watching me for a while, but I hadn't noticed him. I was busy chatting with my cousin Astrida on the doorstep of her store in the center of the capital. In Kigali, to greet an…
Translated from French by Elizabeth Applegate
Writing Genocide: Poetry and Prose from Rwanda
By Elizabeth Applegate
Genocide is a specific type of crime, determined not only by the actions of the killers but also by their goal. The 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide emphasizes that the crime…