Publisher: African Studies Association

Creating Modernities Through Conversation Groups: The Everyday Worlds of Hausa Migrants In Niamey, Niger

Scott M. Youngstedt
KEYWORDS: Creating Modernities through Conversation Groups: The Everyday Worlds of Hausa Migrants in Niamey, Niger

ABSTRACT:

This article focuses on how Hausa men in Niamey, Niger, use street side hira (“conversation”) groups to navigate their lives as migrants and to experience, negotiate, and create their own understandings of modernity. In Niamey, hira groups are the most important institution of public culture. More than any other aspect of Hausa social organization, hira groups bring together, in a concentrated fashion, circulating people and circulating ideas and thus offer a prime localized entry into the global reality of modernity.




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