Hip Hop in Africa
The Elliott School of International Affairs & the Institute for African Studies invite you to register for a special book and author event on:
Hip Hop In Africa: Prophets of the City and Dustyfoot Philosophers
Featuring author and Howard University Associate Professor Dr. Msia Kibona Clark.
Friday, March 1, 2018
1957 E St. NW
Washington, DC 20052
Room 505

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This event is free, on the record, and open to the public. A light breakfast will be provided.

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About the book
Praised as "incredibly rich," "remarkably well-conceived," and "very important," Hip Hop in Africa 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. With unparalleled expertise, Dr. Msia Clarke 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.
About the author
Dr. Msia Kibona Clark is an Associate Professor of African Studies at Howard University. Her research focuses on African migration and identity, as well as on hip-hop's intersections with social change and politics in Africa. She has produced numerous scholarly publications on hip-hop culture’s intersections with social change, gender, and politics in Africa, including two edited volumes: Pan African Space: Essays on Black Transnationalism and Hip Hop and Social Change in Africa: Ni Wakati. She also produces the Hip Hop African blog and monthly podcast.
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