A Counter-Narrative to Shame in Namibia

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Maggie Bartlett


disability studies, Namibia, culture


Fewer than 20% of children with disabilities (CWD) in Namibia attend school. One meta-narrative proposes CWD are being hidden from societal spaces, including school, due to shame. This study foregrounds stories of CWD and their access to societal spaces. It interrogated meta-narratives and uncovered a counter-narrative that illustrates hybridity.

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