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Hip hop and social change in Africa : ni wakati

Author: Msia Kibona Clark; Mickie Mwanzia Koster
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland ; Boulder ; New York ; London : Lexington Books, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book explores the role of hip hop in grassroots changes occurring today in Africa. It argues that artists use hip hop to confront social structures and reveals the complexity and dynamic nature  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Msia Kibona Clark; Mickie Mwanzia Koster
ISBN: 9780739193297 0739193295 9781498505802 1498505805
OCLC Number: 885226160
Description: xxviii, 283 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Hip hop halisi : continuities of heroism on the African political landscape / Caroline Mose --
Building our nation : Senegalese hip hop artists as agents of social and political change / Sheba Lo --
Speaking truth to power : hip hop and the African awakening / Amentahru Wahlrab --
Malian hip hop : social engagement through music / Amkoullel L'enfant Peulh --
How hip hop impacts social change in Africa / Malle Marxist --
Redefining the struggle : remembering the Mau Mau through hip hop music / Mich Nyawalo --
Hip hop, youth activism, and the dilemma of colored identity in South Africa / Shaheen Ariefdien and Rico Chapman --
Beyond Y'en A Marre : Pikine's hip hop youth say "enough is enough" and pave the way for continuous social change / Asligul Berktay --
Gender representations among Tanzanian female emcees / Msia Kibona Clark --
Hip hop and social change in Uganda / Slim MC --
Tanzanian MCs vs. social discourse / Mejah Mbuya --
From the Great Island to the African continent through the western world : itineraries of a "return to the origins" through hip hop music in Madagascar (2000-2001) / Klara Boyer-Rossol --
The musicscapes of a country in transition : cultural identity, youth agency, the emergent hip hop culture, and the quest for socio-political change in Sierra Leone / John Idriss Lahai --
Hip hop and Sheng in Nairobi : creating identity markers and expressing a lifestyle / Katharina Greven --
Afterword : Reflections on Ni Wakati : hip hop and revolution / Kamau Ngigi --
Appendix : Le hip hop malien ou l'engagement social á travers l'art / Amkoullel L'enfant Peulh.
Responsibility: edited by Msia Kibona Clark and Mickie Mwanzia Koster.
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In recent years, several books have been published concerning African hip-hop, including Eric Charry's Hip-hop Africa: New African Music in a Globalizing World (2012) and Mwenda Ntarangwi's East Read more...

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