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Book Event: Hip Hop in Africa

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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.

Event co-sponsors: Africa World Now Project, Africans Rising for Justice Peace & Dignity, and  Institute for Policy Studies.

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Date:
June 20
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
2714 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC United States
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