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Hip-Hop in Africa : Prophets of the City and Dustyfoot Philosophers - by Msia Kibona Clark (Hardcover)

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Throughout Africa, artists use hip-hop both to describe their lives and to create shared spaces for uncensored social commentary, feminist challenges to patriarchy, and resistance against state institutions, while at the same time engaging with the global hip-hop community. In Hip-Hop in Africa, Msia Kibona Clark examines some of Africa’s biggest hip-hop scenes and shows how hip-hop helps us understand specifically African narratives of social, political, and economic realities.

Clark looks at the use of hip-hop in protest, both as a means of articulating social problems and as a tool for mobilizing listeners around those problems. She also details the spread of hip-hop culture in Africa following its emergence in the United States, assessing the impact of urbanization and demographics on the spread of hip-hop culture.

Hip-Hop in Africa is a tribute to a genre and its artists as well as a timely examination that pushes the study of music and diaspora in critical new directions. Accessibly written by one of the foremost experts on African hip-hop, this book will easily find its place in the classroom.

Number of Pages: 266
Genre: Music, History, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Africa
Series Title: Ohio University Research in International Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Ohio Univ Pr
Author: Msia Kibona Clark
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2018
TCIN: 53542626
UPC: 9780896803183
Item Number (DPCI): 248-87-8752
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