You Lazy Intellectual African Scum! – By Field Ruwe They call the Third World the lazy man’s purview; the sluggishly slothful and languorous prefecture. In this realm people are sleepy, dreamy, tor…
MORE HARD WORDS FOR THE UNILAG SENATE | by Ayo Sogunro
Once again, I am constrained to consider the University of Lagos and its increasingly intolerant attitude towards student rebellion. I have previously written on this in reference to the school’s h…
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Life Mysteries…Forgive Thy self
It was hard moving on after we broke up, as much as i tried to shake off the feeling, i just could not seem to handle the effect it was having on me. i could not believe this was happening and the…
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Waithood, Restricted futures and Youths Protest in Africa
I’d be sharing excerpts from a research work that addresses the state of despondency and hopelessness that characterize a vast majority of Nigerian and African Youths. This seminal piece resonates well with the current realities of the army of Nigerian Youths who after graduation from University can’t effectively transit into responsible adulthood.
It’s a privilege to have access to this work because it’s fresh from academic ovens. Special thanks to Professor Alcinda Honwana for a great job done.
Waithood, is a portmanteau term of “wait” and the suffix “-hood” which means “waiting for adulthood”. Waithood represents a period of suspension between childhood and adulthood, in which young people’s access to adulthood is delayed or denied. While their chronological age may define them as adults, they have not been able to attain the social markers of adulthood: earning a living, being independent, establishing families, providing for their offspring and other relatives, and becoming taxpayers. Young Africans face serious challenges of social exclusion, joblessness and restricted futures.
I intend to generate conversations about Social Policy in Africa with the aim of consolidating our role as a vibrant non-state actor in public policy making. Please I want to know your thoughts on this interesting concept and how it relates to you personally as a young African.
I anticipate your stimulating responses.
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