Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Mind in Africa, Body in Europe: The Struggle for Maintaining and Transforming Cultural Identity

Mind in Africa, Body in Europe: The Struggle for Maintaining and Transforming Cultural Identity - A Note from the Experience of Eritrean Immigrants in Stockholm: with focus on the Bilin, a 2004 article by Kiflemariam Hamde

This paper describes how individuals and groups who had crossed ‘physical, national boundaries’, and who live in a different social context make sense of their lives make sense of their lives by re-constructing their identities - of the sense of who they are, and who they want to be, which is an ongoing process. This is done by narrating the experiences of African men and women who live in Sweden and who struggle to both maintain their cultural identity and at the same time change aspects in their culture due to the context in which they find themselves

https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/6264063.pdf

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