Peacebuilding efforts in Africa have run the gamut from curricular changes explicitly incorporating peace education pedagogy, to national and internationally sponsored transitional justice processes, to the popular use of drama, poetry, song, painting, and other forms of artistic expression. Contemporary realities across the African continent reveal an increasing interest in the fields of education, memory, and reconciliation, currently recognized as interrelated, constitutive of peacebuilding processes, and pressingly relevant. The ways in which people in Africa choose to memorialize or silence hardship, whether through collective organization or individual expression, offer illuminating insights into postviolence justice and provide valuable information about African society, government, and culture, both in periods of conflict and times of peace. The papers included in this special issue are illustrative of these recent trends.


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