ISBN 9781920355746
Pages 988
Dimensions 203 x 127 mm
Published 2012
Publisher African Minds Publishers, South Africa
Format Paperback

Brain Rot

by Meki Nzewi

Brain Rot is a fast-paced, highly entertaining parody of the politics, in-fighting and corruption at a fictional university in Africa. Here, sexual favours are traded for grades, bribes smooth the way for under-qualified academics and blackmail ensures that scandals remain hidden from the public eye.

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About the Author

Meki Nzewi

Professor Meki Nzewi lectures in African Music at the University of Pretoria. As a cultural scientist, he has undertaken an interactive study of the creative theory and performance practice underlying African traditional musical arts for over 36 years. He has written copiously on all musico-philosophical aspects of African music, and has published four books and 34 articles and philosophical essays on African music, dance and drama.

He has written, composed and produced 5 music-theatre works, 7 musicals, 3 operas and 3 poetic-dance theatre works. His other compositions include works for orchestra, choir, solo voice, drums and other ensembles. In 2001, the English Chamber Orchestra gave the world premiere of his newest orchestral work during a tour of South Africa. Prof. Nzewi has also published literary works, including three plays, a novel and poems, and has written and produced works for TV and radio.

As master drummer, he has performed and given workshops throughout Europe and Africa. He is the founder and co-director of the Ama Dialog Foundation for African traditional arts in Nigeria. His creative philosophy and practice aim at continuing the traditional multi-disciplinary approach to creativity, performance and presentation.