Ntone Edjabe on Chimurenga

April 29th, 2008 by Amber Frid-Jimenez

Ntone Edjabe speaks about the recently published edition of Chimurenga at the Zones of Emergency event A Conversational Revolution? His work addresses the absence of local literature, poetry, and voices of the young and the poor in post-liberation Africa. In his talk “Chimurenga, Felasophy and the Quest for Lightness in the New South Africa,” he describes the complex ways in which musician and activist Fela Kuti, aka Felasophy, resisted the military state of post-colonial Nigeria.

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