Thesis review: The storytellers : Identity narratives by New Zealand African youth: A participatory visual methodological approach to situating identity, migration and representation by Makanaka Tuwe
Citation:Norris, A. (2018). Thesis Review: The storytellers : Identity narratives by New Zealand African youth: A participatory visual methodological approach to situating identity, migration and representation by Makanaka Tuwe. ePress Theses Review Series (2018/3). ePress Unitec. Retrieved from http://www.unitec.ac.nz/epress.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4434
This fascinating and original work explores the experiences of third-culture children of African descent in New Zealand. The term ‘third-culture kid’ refers to an individual who grows up in a culture different from the culture of their parents. Experiences of youth of African descent is under-researched in New Zealand. The central research focus explores racialised emotions internalised by African youth that are largely attributed to a lack of positive media representation of African and/or black youth, coupled with daily experiences of micro-aggressions and structural racism. In this respect, the case-study analysis is reflective of careful, methodological and deliberative analysis, which offers powerful insights into the grass-roots strategies employed by African youth to resist negative stereotypes that problematise and marginalise them politically and economically.