The Norwegian Mission’s Literacy Work in Colonial and Independent Madagascar

1st Edition

Ellen Vea Rosnes

Published November 29, 2018
Reference - 184 Pages - 18 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138739154 - CAT# Y327418
Series: Routledge Research in Literacy

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Offering an original historical perspective on literacy work in Africa, this book examines the role of the Norwegian Lutheran mission in Madagascar and sheds light on the motivations that drove colonizing powers’ literacy work. Focusing on both colonial and independent Madagascar, Rosnes examines how literacy practices were facilitated through mission schools and the impact on the reading and writing skills to Malagasy children and youth. Analysing how literacy work influenced identity formation and power relations in the Malagasy society, the author offers new insights into the field of language and education in Africa.

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