In the Time of Cannibals

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Subtitle: Word Music of South Africa's Basotho Migrants
Author: David Coplan
Publisher: Witwatersrand University Press (1994)
Edition: First Edition
ISBN-10: 1868142760
ISBN-13: 9781868142767
Condition: As New
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 300
Dimensions: 22.8 x 15.2 x 1.8 cm
Weight: 0.47 kg
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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 provides a culturally reflexive and consciously artistic account of what it is to be a migrant. David Coplan discusses every aspect of the Basotho musical literature, taking into account historical conditions, political dynamics, and social forces as well as the styles, artistry, and occasions of performance.

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