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The Dance of Politics

Gender, Performance, and Democratization in Malawi

Lisa Gilman

How gender and class intersect in Malawi through women's roles as political praise performers

268 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 maps 2 figures 10 halftones


Masters of the Sabar

Wolof Griot Percussionists of Senegal

Patricia Tang

A fascinating study of Senegalese masters of the sabar drum

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 22 figures, 15 halftones, 2 maps


Sonic Spaces of the Karoo

The Sacred Music of a South African Coloured Community

Marie Jorritsma

A groundbreaking study of music in an ethnically marginalized South African community

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 14 figures, 8 halftones


Sounding Off

Rhythm, Music, and Identity in West African and Caribbean Francophone Novels

Julie Huntington

Examining the author’s use of sound in novels to construct and negotiate identity

256 pages | 6 x 9