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African Youth in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture : Identity Quest.

Author: Vivian Yenika-Agbaw; Lindah Mhando
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Routledge African studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores how African youth are depicted in contemporary literature and popular culture, and discusses the different ways by which they attempt to construct personal and cultural identities through popular culture and social media outlets. The contributors approach the subject from an interdisciplinary perspective, looking at images in children's and adolescent literature from Africa, and the African  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Yenika-Agbaw, Vivian.
African Youth in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture : Identity Quest.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vivian Yenika-Agbaw; Lindah Mhando
ISBN: 9781134624003 113462400X
OCLC Number: 869095504
Description: 1 online resource (512 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Tables; Acknowledgments; 1 African Youth: Cultural Identity in Literature, Media and Imagined Spaces; 2 Gender Bending and Identity Construction in Jelloun's The Sand Child; 3 Childhood Creative Spaces as Survival Spaces in Sade Adeniran's Imagine This; 4 Edwidge Danticat's Breath, Eyes, Memory: A Critique on the Tradition of ""Testing""; 5 Sankofa's Songbirds: African American Children as Culture Bearers in Jazz-Infused Children's Literature. 6 African American Boys' Responses to Illustrations and Text Involving Black Inmates and Gangsters in Multicultural Children's Literature7 The Global Outsiders and Colonized: African Child Soldiers and Inner-City African American Teen Gangsters in Adolescent Literature; 8 Continuing the Conversation: Consider Morality in African Diaspora Nonfiction Picture Books; 9 The Exotic, Mysterious and ""Darkest Africa""; 10 Breaking Barriers: African Knowledge Systems as Windows to Understanding African Childhood in a United States Social Studies Classroom. 11 The Rise of Sheng: A Sociolinguistic Revolution from Below12 How African Youth Control Their Identities Through Social Media; 13 Social Media and North African Arab Spring Youth Identity; 14 Nollywood Whispers as a Beacon of Hope for Youths; 15 ""Planète Jeunes"": African Youth Cultures and Globalization; Contributors; Index.
Series Title: Routledge African studies.

Abstract:

This book explores how African youth are depicted in contemporary literature and popular culture, and discusses the different ways by which they attempt to construct personal and cultural identities through popular culture and social media outlets. The contributors approach the subject from an interdisciplinary perspective, looking at images in children's and adolescent literature from Africa, and the African diaspora, from Nollywood and Hollywood movies, from popular magazines, and from youth cultures encountered directly through field experiences. The findings reveal that there are many s.

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