Go to AfricaBib home

Go to AfricaBib home AfricaBib Go to database home

bibliographic database
Line
Previous page New search

The free AfricaBib App for Android is available here

Book Book
Title:Fada: Boredom and Belonging in Niger
Author:Masquelier, AdelineISNI
Year:2019
Pages:264
Language:English
City of publisher:Chicago
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
ISBN:9780226624341
Geographic term:Niger
Subjects:youth
youth unemployment
youth organizations
Abstract:Niger most often comes into the public eye as an example of deprivation and insecurity. Urban centers have become concentrated areas of unemployment filled with young men trying, against all odds, to find jobs and fill their time with meaningful occupations. At the heart of this groundbreaking book is the fada a space where men gather to escape boredom by talking, playing cards, listening to music, and drinking tea. As a place in which new forms of sociability and belonging are forged outside the unattainable arena of work, the fada has become an integral part of Niger's urban landscape.
Views
Cover