9780226624341-022662434X-Fada: Boredom and Belonging in Niger

Fada: Boredom and Belonging in Niger

ISBN-13: 9780226624341
ISBN-10: 022662434X
Edition: First
Author: Masquelier, Adeline
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 264 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780226624341
ISBN-10: 022662434X
Edition: First
Author: Masquelier, Adeline
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 264 pages

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Acknowledged authors Masquelier, Adeline wrote Fada: Boredom and Belonging in Niger comprising 264 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 022662434X and 9780226624341. Since then Fada: Boredom and Belonging in Niger textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 5.26 or rent at the marketplace.

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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 Adeline Masquelier’s 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. By considering the fada as a site of experimentation, Masquelier offers a nuanced depiction of how young men in urban Niger engage in the quest for recognition and reinvent their own masculinity in the absence of conventional avenues to self-realization. In an era when fledgling and advanced economies alike are struggling to support meaningful forms of employment, this book offers a timely glimpse into how to create spaces of stability, respect, and creativity in the face of diminished opportunities and precarity.

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