The Postcolonial Politics of Militarizing Rwandan Women: An Analysis of the Extremist Magazine Kangura and the Gendering of a Genocidal Nation-State. / Holmes, Georgina.

In: Minerva Journal of Women and War, Vol. 2, No. 2, 01.01.2008, p. 44-63.

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The Postcolonial Politics of Militarizing Rwandan Women: An Analysis of the Extremist Magazine Kangura and the Gendering of a Genocidal Nation-State. / Holmes, Georgina.

In: Minerva Journal of Women and War, Vol. 2, No. 2, 01.01.2008, p. 44-63.

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