A Critical Ethnography of Hip-Hop Culture, Language, Identity, and the Politics of Becoming
My thanks and gratitude go to a friend whose refusal to be a “big name” made him an awesome human being: George Dei. Thanks to my friends: Nicholas, Rebecca, Handel, Boulou, Emmanuel T., Tamari, Tim, Joel, Marie-Josée, Francis, Meredith, Carole, Emmanuel D., Douglas, and Giuliano. Thanks to my friends in Ottawa: Galal, Hamid, Fadil, Abugargas, Sayed, Osama, Hatim, M. Khalifa, Nashwa and the kids, T. Khazin, Hassan and Hiba, Hana and Haneen, Mohamed and Mojtaba, Samah, M. Bashir, and all our kids in Ottawa. My mother-in-law, big up! Hafiz, Elmala and Rayed, thanks for the many conversations we had on this book. Kelsey, Annette, Shenin, graduate students, keep the hope! Back home in Sudan, thanks family: my sisters Osailat and Aziza, my brother Hassan, and my nieces (Swsan, Ishraga, Najat, Selma, Oula, Roa, Alaa, Bona, Malaz) and nephews (Hatim, Mohaied, Hisham, Mohamed M., Ahmed, Mohamed A., Mohamed H., Musa, Mazin). Ihab, Yasir, Zeinab and Zeinat and the kids—much love. My family in Sennar and Halaween, love you. Finally, I would like to acknowledge the schools where I conducted my research. Without their permission and generous hospitality, this research would not have been possible. My friends, Shirley, Rochelle, Reenha, Hodari, Tricia, Pierre, and of the Freire Institute—thank you. You keep me smiling, and for this I am utterly grateful. Thank you Alim and Alastair very much indeed. I want to thank a mentor whom I met only once: the late Stuart Hall. His work has been...
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