Title Amina, Dreaming Beyond the Walls
External publication No
Means Qual. Inq.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 1
SJR Quartile 1
SJR Impact 0.54800
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84949207674&doi=10.1177%2f1077800415611691&partnerID=40&md5=c22930195e4a14332f25debb40d22e2d
Publication date 01/12/2015
ISI 000366192400008
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-84949207674
DOI 10.1177/1077800415611691
Abstract Amina is a female Moroccan prison inmate who has participated in Dialogic Literary Gatherings (DLGs) in a prison in Catalonia for 2 years. As a woman and without basic studies, she encountered many obstacles that led her into social exclusion, drug addiction, and involvement in the activities that in turn led to her incarceration. Sharing ideas with her fellow inmates about the works of Kafka and Brecht has had a significant impact on her own thoughts, allowing her to reconstruct her past and anticipate a new, hopeful future. This biography describes the transformative elements that empowered Amina to recreate her history through the literary interpretations she shared in DLG. The biography also highlights Amina's new challenges and dreams, such as pursuing secondary education during her incarceration and going to college once she leaves prison.
Keywords biography; communicative methodology; Dialogic Literary Gathering; prison
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