Africa Every Day Fun, Leisure, and Expressive Culture on the Continent

Lisa Gilma ('01 Ph.D.) , Melissa Graboyes, Oluwakemi M. Balogun, Habib Iddrisu , Chiekh Tidane Lo ('19 Ph.D.)
Publication Date
2020

Africa Every Day presents an exuberant, thoughtful, and necessary counterpoint to the prevailing emphasis in introductory African studies classes on war, poverty, corruption, disease, and human rights violations on the continent. These challenges are real and deserve sustained attention, but this volume shows that adverse conditions do not prevent people from making music, falling in love, playing sports, participating in festivals, writing blogs, telling jokes, making videos, playing games, eating delicious food, and finding pleasure in their daily lives.