n Africa Insight - Youth, theatre and sports : creating 'conscious' citizens withing the Senegalese nawetaan movement : poverty, development and livelihoods

Volume 37, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-2804


This article focuses on neighbourhood youth clubs in urban Senegal (Association sportive et culturelle) and the movement, which is based on annual football and theatre championships. The clubs and their championships not only create a public sphere where young people establish their own moral orders, rules and norms, but also provide young people with social status and the possibility of public influence. The movement has thus become one of the pillars of Senegalese civil society where young people fulfil their dreams and desires, and express their ideals of conscious citizenship.

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