The thesis aims to contribute to the genre of black migrant cultural production called migritude, developed largely in African diasporic literary circles and tracing its evolution from the Négritude movement. It will mobilize Shailja Patel’s significant work to shape a new migritude that stands in continuation and contestation with the older version of this artistic project. The research question at the heart of the thesis is, what does it mean to have a migrant attitude for theatre and performance making?
Numerous studies have indicated the detrimental effects of domestic violence exposure on children and adolescents. Evidence has shown that adolescent exposed to domestic violence present with poor psychosocial outcomes and negative gender attitudes which increase their propensity for becoming victims or perpetrators of domestic violence. These risk factors render them a vulnerable and an at-risk population. Effective interventions to address these risks that adolescents exposed to domestic violence present with are essential in the long-term fight against domestic violence.
An investigation into the cultural and commercial significance of geophagy across generations of Basotho women: the case of Basotho women in Mafeteng, Lesotho
This study examines the cultural and commercial significance of geophagy (linyonyobetsane/earth eating/soil eating) across different generations of the Basotho women using the case study of women in Mafeteng area in Lesotho. Thus, I deploy the theoretical framework of indigenous knowledge systems and an exploratory case study design to make sense of the meaning(s) of geophagy from the standpoint and experience of the Basotho women who participate in this practice on daily basis.