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Language quality: 2/2*
Standard of English expression in article is excellent.
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The argument presented in article is new.
Review impact: 1.5/2
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This article provides much-needed insight into the dual nature of the African hardware maker experience using ethnographic interviews, by showing how makers are simultaneously empowered by access to the makerspace’s new technology and restricted by stereotypical expectations about Africa.
The paper invites a welcome discussion on a very relevant topic: the need to understand the context-specific dimension of making experiences, especially in the Global South.