In her book Hip-Hop in Africa: Prophets of the City & Dustyfoot Philosophers, 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.
Come out for this cutting edge and timely talk and book signing wtih Prof Clark in a conversation led by Prof. James Pope, Winston Salem State University and Africa World Now Project.
Msia Kibona Clark is an Associate Professor of African Studies at Howard University.