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African Youth in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture : Identity Quest

By: Yenika-Agbaw, Vivian.
Contributor(s): Mhando, Lindah.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge African Studies: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014Description: 1 online resource (268 p.).ISBN: 9781134624003.Subject(s): African American youth in literature | African literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism | African literature -- 21st century -- History and criticism | Children in literature | Youth -- Africa -- Social conditions | Youth in literature | Youth in mass mediaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: African Youth in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture: Identity QuestDDC classification: 809.896 LOC classification: PL8010 .Y46 2013Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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
Summary: This book explores competing discourses on youth culture in Africa and the diaspora. Contributors examine constructions of African/black youth cultural identities in literature, popular culture, and social media. Students and scholars interested in youth and black studies will find this volume to be an excellent resource.
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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

This book explores competing discourses on youth culture in Africa and the diaspora. Contributors examine constructions of African/black youth cultural identities in literature, popular culture, and social media. Students and scholars interested in youth and black studies will find this volume to be an excellent resource.

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<p>Vivian Yenika-Agbaw is associate professor at Penn State University, University Park, where she teaches children's/adolescent literature.</p> <p>Lindah Mhando is currently a visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of African and African American Studies at Duke University, where she teaches feminism, migration/immigration and citizenship.</p>

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