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Dust of the Zulu: Ngoma Aesthetics after Apartheid

Dust of the Zulu: Ngoma Aesthetics after Apartheid

  • Author: Meintjes, Louise
Studies of African performance remain far too few; this one sets a very high bar. Essential." -- A. F. Roberts More…

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Contents

  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction. The Politics of Participation in Ngoma Song and Dance 1
  • 1. Turning to Be Kissed: Praise, Flirtation, and the Work of Men 28
  • 2. The Unwavering Voice: Affect, Eloquence, and the Moral Anger of Men 62
  • 3. Feet of the Centipede: Military Aesthetics and the Politics of Reconciliation 94
  • 4. To Quell the Dancer's Dust: Singing Violence during South Africa's Transition 124
  • 5. The Crossing: World Music and Ngoma at Home 151
  • 6. Dancing Around Disease: Silence, Ambiguity, and Brotherhood 182
  • 7. The Digital Homestead: Having a Voice and the Sound of Marginalization 210
  • 8. Brokering the Body: Culture, Heritage, and the Pleasure of Participation 240
  • Closing. Ngoma's Masculinity, South Africa's Struggle 266
  • Notes 273
  • References 307
  • Index 329