Feeling some typ'a way : a young Black woman's experience of education in South Africa
CITATION: Shabalala, N. 2018. Feeling some typ'a way : a young Black woman's experience of education in South Africa. South African Journal of Higher Education, 32(4):215‒228, doi:10.20853/32-4-2067.
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This article aims to contribute to conversations about Black subjectivity by engaging with the reflections of a young, Black, female student at Stellenbosch University. An auto-ethnographic approach is used to demonstrate the complexity of inhabiting multiple intersecting identities. I also explore the internal battles that I have faced and how I constantly negotiate my Blackness. The narrative shows a journey through education while highlighting socio-economic and emotional factors that may contribute to how education is experienced in South Africa.