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Manasa Dzirikure and Garth Allen

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Erdmute Alber

subject to change in the continuous interplay of social and economic conditions and that there were great regional differences. 2 When I went to West Africa for the first time in 1992 and spent a total of five months in the Baatombu 3 village of Sokounon in northern Benin, I did not give many thoughts

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Matthieu Rey

you heard about this institution? Like the army… (Interviewee A) Uniforms, anthems, and oaths were used as tools to reinforce the regime and to create a new and homogenised generation. History was a highly sensitive subject in school, as its mission was to raise awareness among the new generation

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Chaymaa Hassabo

internet forums and blogs, and he even started a blog where he wrote about several subjects. He defines himself as a leftist, and more precisely as center-left. After the revolution, he was a co-founder of a league for progressive youth. He also joined a center-left political party but was not particularly

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Stephen Luis Vilaseca

generation as a dynamic social category. Instead of being determined exclusively by a static constant like age, generation can be thought of as, in the words of social scientists Michael Pickering and Emily Keightley, “a subject position, a consciousness and a domain of social action” ( Pickering and

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Erdmute Alber

by the European conquest of Africa. Of course, all societies are constantly subject to processes of change, even without external influences. At the same time, any account of processes of transformation requires a significant starting point; in my study this is dictated, among other things, by the

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Erdmute Alber

provides an important clue to the reason for this shame: acknowledging one’s own children means breaching the norm of deference towards one’s own parents. And finally, the passage shows how powerful this shame is. Shame is the subject of the sentence Sekura ta koo nun kowa (and of the experience), not