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Neva Again: Hip Hop Art, Activism, and Education in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Adam Haupt, Quentin Williams, H. Samy Alim, and Emile Jansen, editors
Neva Again: Hip Hop Art, Activism, and Education in Post-Apartheid South Africa
ISBN: 978-0-7969-2445-2
$35.00
2019/560 pages
Distributed for HSRC Press
Includes color photographs

DESCRIPTION

The culmination of decades of work on hip hop culture and activism, Neva Again weaves together the many varied and rich voices of the dynamic South African hip hop scene. The contributors—including scholars, activists, and the artists themselves—present a powerful reflection of the potential of youth art, culture, music, language, and identities to shape both politics and world views.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Adam Haupt is professor of media studies at University of Cape Town. Quentin Williams is senior lecturer in the Department of Linguistics at the University of the Western Cape. H. Samy Alim is David O. Sears Presidential Endowed Chair in the Social Sciences and professor of anthropology and African American studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Emile Jansen is founding member of Black Noise and Heal the Hood.

CONTENTS

  • Introduction.
  • BRING THAT BEAT BACK: SAMPLING EARLY NARRATIVES.
  • Power to the People: An Interview With POC in 1994.
  • Age of Truth: Two Decades of Democracy.
  • Coming to Hip Hop in the Early 90s.
  • Godessa's Entry Into Hip Hop in the Early 2000s.
  • The B-Boy Is an Activist.
  • Bush Radio's ALKEMY and Hip Hop Activism 2.0.
  • Bush Radio's ALKEMY and Hip Hop Activism 1.0.
  • AWÊH(NESS): HIP HOP LANGUAGE ACTIVISM AND PEDAGOGY.
  • Hip Hop Language Critique as Sociolinguistic Activism.
  • Afrikaaps and Hip Hop.
  • Hip Hop as a Valorising Practice.
  • Hip Hop Never Saved My Life, But It Changed My Life.
  • "Pedagogies of the Formerly Oppressed": Hip Hop Education in Cape Town.
  • Hip Hop Activism.
  • Hip Hop Pedagogies: Beyond "Soul Murder," "Linguistic Looting," and "White Supremacist Delusionalism."
  • Raak Wys: Countering Cultural Assimilation Through Rhyme and Reason.
  • REMIXING RACE AND GENDER POLITICS.
  • "They Tried to Bury Us": Hip Hop Poetry, Politics, and the Power of Words Worth Saying.
  • The More Things Change ... Race and Representation in Contemporary SA Rap.
  • A Son of the Sun: A Reflection on Hip Hop and My Father.
  • Boss Bitches/Boss Ladies.
  • "My Seeds Must Proceed."
  • My Poetic Prime.
  • "Langa State of Mind": Talking Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality.
  • Queering Hip Hop, Queering the City: Dope Saint Jude's Transformative Politics.
  • REALITY CHECK: THE BUSINESS OF MUSIC.
  • Hip Hop Activism, Change, and Creativity.
  • Creative Currency: Is There an Art to Selling Art?
  • Digital Music Distribution.
  • "Die Blikkie Se Boem Is Uit": A B-Boy's Reflections.
  • Building an International Profile as an Artist.
  • Decolonizing Knowledge: Reading Hip Hop Sampling in Relation to Scholarly Publishing.
     
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