Stuck Rwandan Youth and the Struggle for Adulthood

ISBN-10: 0820338915

ISBN-13: 9780820338910

Edition: 2012

Authors: Marc Sommers, Gary Bertsch, Howard Wiarda

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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 2/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Marc Sommers, an internationally recognized youth expert, teaches at the Fletcher School of Tufts University and is a visiting researcher with Boston Universityrsquo;s African Studies Center. Sommers was a USIP Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow in 2009ndash;2010. He is the author of six previous books includingIslands of Education: Schooling, Civil War, and the Southern Sudanese (1983ndash;2004)andFear in Bongoland: Burundi Refugees in Urban Tanzania, which received the Margaret Mead Award in 2003.

List of Illustrations
List of Boxes and Tables
Introduction: Youth Views
Youth in Waithood
Doing Research in Rwanda
Fear of Failure: Rural Youth Lives
Living in a Vertical World: Rural Youth and the Government
Low Horizons
Striving for Adulthood
Quest for Cash: Urban Youth Lives
Desperation on the New Frontier: Urban Youth and the Government
An Inconstant Existence
Prostitution, aids, and Fatalism
Visions and Realities: Rwanda and Beyond
Stuck Youth
Appendix. Bet/Wager [Performance Contracts] on the Umudugudu Level
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