The question of language in African literature was debated in the 1960s and 1970s. At the heart of the debate was: who qualifies as being an African writer? and what qualifies as African literature? African authors like Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o and Chinua Achebe weighed in on different sides of the debate. Today a similar debate is occurring in various hip hop communities in Africa. Please see the call for papers for a special issue of the Journal of African Cultural Studies on Language and Hip Hop in Africa. Abstracts due: November 8.
Born to Cape Verdean parents, Mynda Guevara is one of the most popular artists to come out of Cova da Moura, Portugal. With a local studio supported by a community center, Mynda Guevara is on the rise. Cova da Moura is a neighborhood just outside of Lisbon, Portugal with a large population of Portuguese-speaking African