Becoming Black: Rap and Hip‐Hop, Race, Gender, Identity, and the Politics of ESL Learning

@inproceedings{Ibrahim1999BecomingBR,
  title={Becoming Black: Rap and Hip‐Hop, Race, Gender, Identity, and the Politics of ESL Learning},
  author={Awad Elsayed Awad Ibrahim},
  year={1999}
}
This article is about the impact of becoming Black on ESL learning, that is, the interrelation between identity and learning. It contends that a group of French-speaking immigrant and refugee continental African youths who are attending an urban Franco-Ontarian high school in southwestern Ontario, Canada, enters a social imaginary—a discursive space in which they are already imagined, constructed, and thus treated as Blacks by hegemonic discourses and groups. This imaginary is directly… CONTINUE READING

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