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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. About the Editor: Kimani Njogu is Association Professor of Kiswahili and African Languages, formerly at Kenyatta University. He has a B.Ed (First Class Hons.), M.A (University of Nairobi) and a Ph.D. in Linguistics (Yale University). He has been published on Literature, Language and Media. His book (with Rocha Chimerah) Ufundishaji wa Fasihi: Nadharia na Mbinu (1999) won the 2001 Noma Award for Publishing in Africa. Getting Heard: [Re]claiming Performance Space in Kenya Edited by Kimani Njogu ...


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