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ARHIVE ISSUE

 

Volume 6 • Number 3 • 2013

 



Guest Editor: Msia Kibona Clark, assistant professor of Pan African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles and 2013/2014 Fulbright Scholar at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.



On the Cover: Political activist and hip hop artist Thiat from the Senegalese hip hop group Keur Gui, the group that helped found the Y’an a Marre (Enough is Enough) movement that lead to protests calling for political reforms in Senegal in 2011(photo by Msia Kibona Clark).

Representing Africa! Trends in Contemporary African Hip Hop
by guest editor Msia Kibona Clark
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The Struggle for Hip Hop Authenticity and Against Commercialization in Tanzania
by Msia Kibona Clark
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Urban Guerrilla Poetry: The Movement Y’ en a Marre and the Socio-Political Influences of Hip Hop in Senegal
by Marame Gueye
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“Chant Down the System ‘till Babylon Falls”: The Political Dimensions of Underground Hip Hop and Urban Grooves in Zimbabwe
by Katja Kellerer
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From Compton to Cape Town: Black(faceless)ness and the Appropriation of Gangsta Rap in Die Antwoord's “Fok Julle Naaiers”
by Lanisa Kitchiner
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The Hip Hop Revolution in Kenya: Ukoo Flani Mau Mau, Youth Politics and Memory, 1990-2012
by Mickie Mwanzia Koster
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Swag' and 'cred': Representing Hip-hop in the African City
by Caroline Mose
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Hip Hop Music as a Youth Medium for Cultural Struggle in Zanzibar
by Shani Omari
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Troubling the Trope of “Rapper as Modern Griot”
by Damon Sajnani
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“The Blueprint: The Gift and The Curse” of American Hip Hop Culture for Nigeria’s Millennial Youth
by Stephanie Shonekan
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