Makers and Breakers: Children & Youth in Postcolonial Africa. Edited by Alcinda Honwana & Filip De Boeck. Dakar, CODESRIA, 2005, 256 p., ISBN 2-86978-156-9Number of visits: 4491
The studies in this book present many different views onto the lives of the young around the continent. They contribute to a theoretical, ethnographic and historical understanding of issues concerning children, youth, agency, locality, globalization and identity from the past to the postcolony and beyond. As such they strive to achieve a better insight into what lives in the hearts and minds of African youngsters.
Alcinda Honwana is Program Director at the Social Science Research Council, New York;
Filip De Boeck is Chair of the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Catholic University of Leuven and Director of the Africa Research Center.
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