African Literary Cities Seminar on “Music as Urban Narrative”

13 Mar 2024
ALC Poster
13 Mar 2024

The Department of English Literary Studies and the African Center for Cities warmly invite you to join us on Wednesday 13th March 2024 at the Centre for African Studies Gallary for the next installment of our lunchtime African Literary Cities Seminars


We are looking forward to an exciting conversation and listening session with Ntone Edjabe (Chimurenga), Nomusa Makhubu (Art History and Visual Culture, UCT) and Lennon Mhishi (Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford) moderated by Marlon Swai (Anthropology, UCT) (bios below)

Lunch will be served at 12h and the talk starts promptly at 12h30

Ntone Edjabe is the founder and editor of Chimurenga, a pan African publication of arts and politics out of Cape Town. He also curates the Pan African Space Station, a roving radio project, and co-edits the African Cities Reader.

Nomusa Makhubu is an Associate Professor in Art History at the University of Cape Town. She is the founder of Creative Knowledge Resources (CKR) – a open access platform for socially responsive arts.

Lennon Mhishi is a researcher at the University of Oxford’s Pitt Rivers Museum.. He did his PhD at SOAS University of London. His work focused on the experiences of music and belonging amongst Zimbabweans, as part of the genealogy of African and Black culture in the UK.

Moderated by Marlon Swai, a Hip Hop artist from Cape Town with a background in spoken word and graphic design. He completed his PhD in the department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University (NYU).