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Getting Heard: [Re]claiming Performance Space in Kenya
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Getting Heard: (Re)claiming Performance Space is the third in a series of publications on art, culture and society released by Twaweza Communications. The aim is to bring to the fore conversations taking place in Kenya about identity, creativity, nationalism and the generation of knowledge. The series is also about the pursuit of freedom through arts, media and culture. In Getting Heard the performance space is shown to offer wider possibilities for knowledge creation. It shows that in post-colonial Africa political leaders have consistently performed over their subjects at local and national levels. There is discussion of: Kenya National Theatre, Story Telling, Radio Theatre, Translation, African Languages, Music, Media and Mungiki This volume opens a window to our understanding of post-colonial Africa through performances.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Dedication
  2. p. iii
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. 1. Njia Panda: Kenyan Theatre in Search of Identity
  2. pp. 1-24
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  1. 2. From Intellectual Space(s) to Performance Space(s): Strategies of Speaking ‘Truth to Power’ in Bole Butake’s Drama
  2. pp. 25-44
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  1. 3. Sigana and the fight for Performance Space in Kenya: A case for Indigenous Theatre in Kenya
  2. pp. 45-56
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  1. 4. Fabricating Nationhood: Sigana (Narrative) as Theatre in Post-colonial Kenya
  2. pp. 57-81
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  1. 5. Radio Theatre: Interrogating the Developmental Narratives of Radio Drama in Kenya
  2. pp. 82-96
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  1. 6. The Task of the African Translator
  2. pp. 97-110
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  1. 7. African Languages as Key to African Identity
  2. pp. 111-121
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  1. 8. Kiswahili: The Language of National and Regional Integration
  2. pp. 122-147
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  1. 9. Politics as Performance: Disposession, Elite Transition and the Performative Exercise of Power
  2. pp. 148-163
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  1. 10. A Kenyan Intro: Identity Politics in the Performances of a Kenyan Popular Music Band
  2. pp. 164-174
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  1. 11. Mungiki: The Fourth Estate and Kenya’sPublic Enemy No. 1
  2. pp. 175-191
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  1. About the Contributors
  2. p. 192
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  1. Back Cover
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