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Shaping Truth, Reshaping Justice: Sectarian Politics and the Nigerian Truth Commission

November 2007

Lexington Books
Shaping Truth, Reshaping Justice explores the realities of the Nigerian truth commission, the Human Rights Violations Investigation Commission, and compares some of its aspects to its South African and Latin American counterparts from which it derived a number of elements. The book concludes that ethno-political groups appropriated the Commission as a formal space for the (mis)remembering of histories and the re-arrangement of politicized memory, to mobilize constituencies, claim and reclaim political territories, and gain access to social and economic resources at the national level.
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