Dust of the Zulu: Ngoma Aesthetics after Apartheid [book review]

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Elizabeth A. Perrill, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Just as a ngoma performer prepares an audience in voice and motion of the competitive comradery that is at the core of this art form, Meintjes places herself in a performative space in her poetic two-page preface. Punctuating each paragraph with the first person, Meintjes reminds readers “I write,” “I listen,” “I hear,” “I notice,” “I register,” “I approach.” She also contextualizes her first book, Sound of Africa: Making Music in a South African Studio (Duke University Press, 2003), as one moment of studio work drawn from the broader context covered in Dust of the Zulu.

Additional Information

International Journal of African Historical Studies, 51(3): 505-506
Language: English
Date: 2018
book review, ngoma, aesthetics, post-Apartheid

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