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Storying ourselves: black consciousness thought and adolescent agency in 21st-century Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2021-08-11T08:15:18Z
dc.date.available 2021-08-11T08:15:18Z
dc.date.issued 2021-08-11 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/16278
dc.description.abstract Mindful of 2020's global focus on questions of systemic racism, this article looks at the continuing salience of the South African activist Steve Biko's ideas about Black Consciousness and consciousness raising as they impact young peoples empowerment in African countries. In the context of the UK Research and Innovation Global Challenges Research Fund (UKRI GCRF) Accelerate Hub (2019-24), a project exploring interventions in adolescents lives across the continent, it considers the ongoing relevance of Biko's thought in changing mindsets, challenging institutional racism, interrogating the dependency relations that underpinned 20th century African aid programmes, and transforming the narratives young people in Africa tell about themselves. The article outlines how Hub workshops introduce young people to the Biko-inspired practice of storytelling as speaking from where you stand, resisting negative stereotyping. It offers recommendations concerning agency and intervention drawn from Biko's key text, I Write What I Like (1978). en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.subject LIBERATION STRUGGLES en
dc.subject TWENTY FIRST CENTURY en
dc.subject BIKO en
dc.subject STEVE en
dc.subject RACISM en
dc.subject BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS MOVEMENT en
dc.subject AFRICA en
dc.title Storying ourselves: black consciousness thought and adolescent agency in 21st-century Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume July en
dc.BudgetYear 2021/22 en
dc.ResearchGroup Inclusive Economic Development en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Postcolonial Writing en
dc.ArchiveNumber 12081 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=24456 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 11233 en
dc.bibliographictitle Boehmer, E., Desmond, C., Mahali, A. & Musarurwa, H. (2021) Storying ourselves: black consciousness thought and adolescent agency in 21st-century Africa. <i>Journal of Postcolonial Writing</i>. July:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2021 en
dc.contributor.author1 Boehmer, E. en
dc.contributor.author2 Desmond, C. en
dc.contributor.author3 Mahali, A. en
dc.contributor.author4 Musarurwa, H. en


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