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ERIC Number: EJ999581
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1555-9734
"Koladeras", Literacy Educators of the Cape Verdean Diaspora: A Cape Verdean African Centered Call and Response Methodology
Barros, Jessica M.
Community Literacy Journal, v6 n2 p97-113 2012
"Koladeras" are women who use call and response in impromptu songs that may contain proverbs, stories about the community, their life experiences, and who and what they see in their world from their own perspective. Via qualitative methods of (auto)ethnography, personal and life story narratives, and interviews, I look at how "koladeras'" as literacy educators of multiple generations of Cape Verdeans. I identify African centered koladera literacies and discuss how have been passed down and taken different forms from generation to generation and next and argue for inclusion of these literacies in academia. More specifically, I argue that "koladeras" are literacy educators who have taught generations of Cape Verdeans how African centered Cape Verdean literacies challenge narrow, racist, classist, and sexist notions of literacy.
Community Literacy Journal. Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse, DePaul University, 802 West Belden Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614. Tel: 906-370-0206; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Cabo Verde; Portugal; United States