Behind the Wall of the Caucasus

The Gettysburg Review, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 291-307, 2005

15 Pages Posted: 20 Feb 2011 Last revised: 24 Jan 2012

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Rebecca Ruth Gould

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London; Harvard University - Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

Based in the refugee camp Sputnik 22 (near Nazran, Ingushetia), which was liquidated in 2006, this narrative essay records a journey to Chechnya in 2004 in the midst of the second Russo-Chechen war. Through historical reflection, ethnography, and textual analysis, "Behind the Wall of the Caucasus" historicizes the life-stories of Chechens and other Muslim peoples of the Caucasus within the war-torn aftermath of Soviet Union's fall.

Keywords: war, violence, colonialism, postcolonialism, literature, Islam, Caucasus, Chechnya, Russia, trauma

Suggested Citation

Gould, Rebecca Ruth, Behind the Wall of the Caucasus (2005). The Gettysburg Review, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 291-307, 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1763930

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