AADS MA Alumni and current AADS adjunct publishes essay

Congratulations to Noelle Theard, AADS Alumnus and current AADS adjunct faculty for the publication of her essay "South African Hip Hop" in NATIVE TONGUES, An African Hip Hop Reader, Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2011.

Native Tongues brings together critical and new writings on rap and hip-hop in Africa. It explores the influence of hip-hop on the continent and brings to light the pressing issues that are echoed in the lyrics and images displayed by youth from the townships of South Africa to the streets of Bamako. Readers will learn about hip-hop's ever-expanding reach as an art form and socio-cultural force that shapes youth culture and affects social change by providing African youth with alternative spaces to be creative, voice their opinions, and empower one another.

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