Why do some individuals or societies transcend a divisive past and why do some remain prisoners of their own past? A study in the ambiguity of memory in the light of the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa and similar attempts in different countries.
Mamadou Diawarwa, Bernard C Lategan & Jörn Rüsen (editors). 2010. Historical Memory in Africa. Dealing with the past, reaching for the future in an intercultural context. New York: Berghahn, 276 pp.