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Title:Joking through hardship: humor and truth-telling among displaced Timbuktians
Author:Hernann, Andrew
Year:2016
Periodical:African Studies Review (ISSN 1555-2462)
Volume:59
Issue:1
Pages:57-76
Language:English
Geographic term:Mali
Subjects:rebellions
refugees
joking relationships
humour
Link:https://doi.org/10.1017/asr.2016.4
Abstract:This article argues that one way in which internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees from Timbuktu, Mali, negotiated and made sense of the occupation of northern Mali in 2012 and the hardships of displacement was through joking. A genre of unofficial communication, joking asserted local truths and produced counternarratives. Sharing in this humorous reproduction helped to alleviate some of the anxieties of displacement and strengthen interpersonal relationships. The result was a communitas that reproduced the local Timbuktian community in exile. Bibliogr., notes, sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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