This book identifies the continuities of violence in Burundi and shows how violence has been intensified through the introduction of modern concepts of masculinity. It shows how Burundi is linked to the patterns of recurrent genocidal violence in Rwanda, Congo and Uganda. Patricia Daley argues passionately for a revised feminist-historical approach to understanding violence and reforming the processes whereby local and international bodies put together peace agreements.
This is the first book since the mid 1990s to thoroughly analyze Burundian politics - and much has changed in Burundi since then. AFRICAN STUDIES REVIEW This work is an original and masterly contribution to African Studies and the global literature on violence in the post-Cold War era. - Wendy James, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Oxford