Makers and Breakers : Children & Youth in Postcolonial Africa. Edited by Alcinda Honwana & Filip De Boeck (Printed)


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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.



CODESRIA, 2005, 256 p.

ISBN 2-86978-156-9


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