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Publication: Youth and the State in Guinea: Meandering Lives

Youth and the State in Guinea

By combining an ethnographic study of youth with an analysis of the local state in the making, this research monograph introduces the perspective of »meandering lives« to grasp being young and growing up in the Guéckédou borderland, a remote space approximately 700 kilometers southeast of Conakry, Guinea's capital.

The history-sensitive perspective of the study represents a fruitful lens to not only depict youth but to also draw a nuanced picture of the functioning of the state in Guinea.

About the Author

Michelle Engeler (PhD) is a social anthropologist at the Centre for African Studies, University of Basel.

Michelle Engeler. Youth and the State in Guinea: Meandering Lives. transcript, 2019.