Speaking for Ofosu: immigrant experience, multiculturalism and the psychological trauma of migration

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Abstract

In this memorial lecture - given as tribute to Frederick Ofosu, a Ghanaian migrant in Malta who tragically committed suicide on 18th January 2017 – I draw on critical race theory to highlight subaltern voices in the discourse, and in everyday life, particularly related to immigrant experiences, the failure of multiculturalism and the resultant psychological trauma of migration. I then recast the positive impact of an inclusive society, and importantly emphasise the role of civic education in fostering a sense of community for all people who live in a multicultural country such as Malta.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-126
Number of pages15
JournalMalta Review of Educational Research
Volume11
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017

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