Course detail: OSH140 - Popular Culture in East Africa
This course introduces East African popular culture and its contribution to the globalized 21st century. Using popular music, short films and selected readings, we highlight the richness and diversity of East African popular cultural components such as music, dance, film and media. The course reviews how cultural developments have shaped socioeconomic and political life in East Africa over the years. Finally, we examine East African languages and how they shape and reshape popular culture in East Africa, and their impact on all spheres of life.