Fada: Boredom and Belonging in Niger


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Landlocked and with an economy reliant on subsistence agriculture, Niger often comes into the public eye only as example of deprivation and insecurity. Urban centers have become concentrated areas of unemployment filled with young men bored and idle, trying, against all odds, to find meaning where little is given. At the heart of Adeline Masquelier's groundbreaking book is the fada-conversation groups where men gather to talk, play cards, listen to music, and drink tea. As a place where young men forge new forms of ...

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    • Title: Fada by Adeline Masquelier
    • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
    • Print ISBN: 9780226624341, 022662434X
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    • Edition: 2019
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