Detalle Publicación

ARTÍCULO
Construction and collaboration in life-writing projects: Malala Yousafzai¿s activist `I¿
Título de la revista: JOURNAL OF WRITING IN CREATIVE PRACTICE
ISSN: 1753-5190
Volumen: 12
Número: 1-2
Páginas: 201 - 217
Fecha de publicación: 2019
Lugar: Scopus
Resumen:
This article explores the storytelling practices employed in Malala Yousafzai's life-writing texts as examples of collaboration in the co-construction of an activist agenda. It tracks the narrative 'I' and its movements in and out of the plural pronoun 'we' as it moves across communities and embraces the legacy of testimonial accounts by both former and contemporary human rights activists. In line with that tradition, it is necessary to include the stories of other victimized people in the life-writing text, so that the result advocates for change on a sociopolitical, not just individual, level. The fact that the texts are mediated by editors, translators, co-authors and collaborators every step of the way paves the collaborative path Global South young women activists traverse, a path fraught with potential pitfalls and ethical difficulties for them and for scholars alike.