Constructing My Cultural Identity: A Reflection on the Contradictions, Dilemmas, and Reality

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  • Erica Neegan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11575/ajer.v54i3.55233

Abstract

This article provides a critical reflective analysis of my life growing up in Jamaica where I attended colonial school, to making the transition to high school in the Canadian context. I examine the elements that have influenced my cultural/racial identity as a person of African ancestry living in the diaspora. I ask questions such as how has colonial education influenced my cultural identity and how I see myself? I address the complexity of my racial and gender identity drawing on a Black feminist theoretical framework and anticolonial thought to inform this work.

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2008-10-01

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