This episode explores the impact of violence in the lives of young people, both in African contexts and beyond.
The particular kinds of violence that adolescents are subject to have long-lasting and widely varying effects across time and space. Sharing personal stories, the participants reflect on the multiple forms and scales of violence that adolescents experience as they move from childhood to adulthood. They explore how inter-generational, intimate and public forms of violence inter-relate, and how might we struggle for spaces of peace for young people in African contexts and beyond.
This episode was recorded during a three-day workshop on the theme of Understanding Adolescence in African Contexts, hosted at Rhodes House in Oxford.
Elleke Boehmer is Professor of World Literatures in English at the University of Oxford, and a prize-winning novelist and short-story writer.
Diana Walters is a lay chaplain and international heritage consultant, who has worked on establishing peace museums across East Africa.
Patricia Daley is Professor of the Human Geography of Africa at the University of Oxford.
Heidi Stöckl is an Associate Professor at the Social and Mathematical Epidemiology Group and the Director of the Gender Violence and Health Centre in the Department of Global Health and Development at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.