The stillbirth of local epistemologies

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The stillbirth of local epistemologies

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Title: The stillbirth of local epistemologies
Author: Prem, Phyak
Description: This literacy narrative describes my challenges of transitioning from my first language, Limbu, to Nepali and then to English as a medium of education. I define literacy more broadly than learning to read and write but as also constituting gaining knowledge. I believe that literacy practice cannot be alienated from our socio-cultural reality and it keeps on changing when you move from one place to another. At the same time, I assume that transition from one literary practice to another creates the situation of ambivalence which becomes a beginning point for learning.
Bookmark: http://hdl.handle.net/2374.DALN/2006
Date: 2010-08

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