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In the Time of Cannibals : The Word Music of South Africa's Basotho Migrants

£19.99

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The workers who migrate from Lesotho to the mines and cities of neighboring South Africa have developed a rich genre of sung oral poetry, word music, that focuses on the experiences of migrant life. This music provides a culturally reflexive and consciously artistic account of what it is to be a migrant or part of a migrant's life. It reveals the relationship between these Basotho workers and the local and South African powers that be, the "cannibals" who live off of the workers' labor. David Coplan presents a moving collection of material that for the first time reveals the expressive genius of these tenacious but disenfranchised people.
Fair copy, the covers are curling up.

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Author(s):
David B Coplan
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
215x135
EAN-13:
9781868142767
Edition:
1994
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1868142767
ISBN-13:
9781868142767
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
226
Publisher:
Witwatersrand University Press
Title:
In the Time of Cannibals : The Word Music of South Africa's Basotho Migrants

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The workers who migrate from Lesotho to the mines and cities of neighboring South Africa have developed a rich genre of sung oral poetry, word music, that focuses on the experiences of migrant life. This music provides a culturally reflexive and consciously artistic account of what it is to be a migrant or part of a migrant's life. It reveals the relationship between these Basotho workers and the local and South African powers that be, the "cannibals" who live off of the workers' labor. David Coplan presents a moving collection of material that for the first time reveals the expressive genius of these tenacious but disenfranchised people.
Fair copy, the covers are curling up.

Author(s):
David B Coplan
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
215x135
EAN-13:
9781868142767
Edition:
1994
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1868142767
ISBN-13:
9781868142767
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
226
Publisher:
Witwatersrand University Press
Title:
In the Time of Cannibals : The Word Music of South Africa's Basotho Migrants

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