n Critical Arts : A Journal of South-North Cultural and Media Studies - Youth culture and rebellion : understanding Sierra Leone's wasted decade

Volume 16, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-0046



This paper deals with the centrality of rebellious youth culture in understanding Sierra Leone's wasted decade, 1991-2000. The paper discusses the fusion between the mainstream and the unacceptable youth cultures, the emergence of an imagined community consisting of rebellious youths, and the inauguration of a counter-insurgency discourse based on pan-Africanism and violence.

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