Global Reflections upon Remembering War
Edited By Catherine Gilbert, Kate McLoughlin and Niall Munro
How, in the twenty-first century, can we do commemoration better? In particular, how can commemoration contribute to post-war reconciliation and reconstruction? In this book, a global roster of distinguished writers, artists, musicians, religious leaders, military veterans and scholars debate these questions and ponder the future of commemoration. They include the world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tony Horwitz, the award-winning novelists Aminatta Forna and Rachel Seiffert, and the human rights lawyer and Gifford Baillie Prize-winner Philippe Sands. Polemics and reflections together with poetry and creative prose movingly illuminate a subject that speaks to our common humanity.
This timely book is an intelligent, thought-provoking and sensitive journey into remembrance. It enables us to understand why commemoration is part of our present as much as our past.» (Shaista Aziz, journalist, writer, activist)