Critical Hip-Hop Ill-Literacies: Re-mixing Culture, Language and the Politics of Boundaries in Education

Awad Ibrahim


In his 2015 Presidential Address, Awad Ibrahim argues that educators need to pay more attention to Hip-Hop from a curricular and pedagogical perspective. Against the backdrop of the four examples he provides of the transformational use of Hip-Hop by youth across the globe, Ibrahim asks us to interest ourselves more deeply in the questions about the nature of literacy that Hip-Hop raises and in the self-empowered youth who are using this musical form to make their own kind of change in the world.

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