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Wrestling with the Present, Beckoning to the Past: Contemporary Zulu Radio Drama
The paper explores aspects of the history of radio drama in Zulu from 1941 to the present. It briefly sketches in the history of radio in South Africa and the oppressive role of apartheid ideology inExpand
Jacob Zuma, the social body and the unruly power of song
This article tracks the life of the song ‘Umshini Wami’ (My Machine Gun) adopted by Jacob Zuma, the President of the African National Congress, since early 2005. It explores the wider implications ofExpand
Power, marginality and African oral literature: Frontmatter
1. Introduction: power, marginality and oral literature Graham Furniss and Liz Gunner Part I. Orality and the Power of the State: 2. Oral art and contemporary cultural nationalism Penina Mlama 3. TheExpand
Reconfiguring diaspora: Africa on the rise and the radio voices of Lewis Nkosi and Bloke Modisane
The article focuses on radio as cultural mediator and maker. It discusses a particular moment in the early 1960s when Africa seemed to those closely involved in its cultural and political affairs toExpand
Mapping ‘performance and social meaning in Africa’
The essays in this collection ask us to engage directly with different kinds of ‘performance’, focusing on Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ivory Coast and Tanzania. As the title of the special issueExpand
Exile and the Diasporic voice: Bloke Modisane's BBC Radio plays 1969–1987
Abstract The article explores a hitherto undocumented aspect of the writing of Bloke Modisane, namely three radio plays which were produced by the BBC and which span almost two decades, the firstExpand