Post tagged: Cultural identities

Music, social movements, and patriotic cosmopolitans in Namibia, c 1990: a personal account

I arrived in Namibia in the early southern winter of 1990, just over two months after the country’s day of independence. Those were exhilarating times. Wherever I went, Namibians hummed with excitement – the young and the old, urbanites and rural dwellers, the poor and the well-off, those who had …

Un/making Difference through Performance and Mediation in Contemporary Africa

Special Issue of Journal of African Cultural Studies
Edited by Heike Becker & Dorothea Schulz

This volume starts from the observation of a massive revival of cultural and religious identities across the African continent, stretching from post-apartheid South Africa to Islamist groups in parts of West Africa. Africa appears to be …