Hutu Power

Hutu Power

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hutu Power was an ideology propounded by the Akazu and other Hutu extremists in Rwanda. It contributed to the Rwandan Genocide in 1994 against the Tutsi and moderate Hutu. The Rwandan kingdom was traditionally ruled by a Tutsi mwami, or king; historical evidence suggests that Hutu and Twa were included in government, although the Twa significantly less so than Hutu, who were more numerous. The Tutsi/Hutu divide has been referred to as a caste system. A Hutu could gain Tutsi status through marriage or through success. Tutsis, being primarily pastoralists, had a more valuable place in Rwandan society than the agriculturalist Hutu, and the hunter-gatherer and potter Twa. The society created conceptions of social status based on the groups' traditional pursuits: the Twa, working most directly with the earth, were considered impure; the Hutu, still working with the ground but less so than the Twa, were in turn less "pure" than the above-ground Tutsishow more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Cel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135770667
  • 9786135770667