ISBN 9789966724434
Pages 204
Dimensions 229 x 152 mm
Published 2008
Publisher Twaweza Communications, Kenya
Format Paperback

Getting Heard

[Re]claiming Performance Space in Kenya

edited by Kimani Njogu

Getting Heard: (Re)claiming Performance Space in Kenya 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 concerned with the pursuit of freedom through the arts, media and culture. The work illustrates that the performance space is shown to offer wider possibilities for knowledge creation and that in post-colonial Africa, post-colonial Africa political leaders have consistently performed over their subjects at local and national levels. Amongst the topics discussed are the Kenya National Theatre, Story Telling, Radio Theatre, Translation, African Languages, Music, Media and Mungiki, a politico-religious group. The volume throws light on understanding post-colonial Africa, through performances.

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About the Editor

Kimani Njogu

Kimani Njogu, an Associate Professor of Kiswahili and African Languages, is a Director of Twaweza Communications and Africa Health and Development International (AHADI). He is a translator of significant works into Kiswahili and has been involved in developing socially committed entertainment programs globally. He has provided training on culturally sensitive and issue based entertainment programming in Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, India, China, St. Lucia, Grenada, Madagascar, Peru, Pakistan, Palau, Nigeria, Laos, Mexico and Peru, among other countries. Kimani is also a writer, literary critic and columnist and his Kiswahili book Ufundishaji wa Fasihi: Nadharia na Mbinu on the teaching of literature won the 2000 Noma Award for Publishing in Africa.

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