Lyrical Nationalism in Post-Apartheid Namibia: Kings, by Wendi A. Haugh

By Wendi A. Haugh

When Namibia received its independence from South Africa in 1990, the recent executive started dismantling the divisive apartheid nation and development a unified geographical region. What does this new country appear like from the viewpoint of standard electorate? In Lyrical Nationalism in Post-Apartheid Namibia, Wendi Haugh offers an ethnographic portrayal of the state as imagined by means of humans residing within the former ethnic native land of Ovamboland, with a selected specialize in the lyrics of songs composed and played via Catholic early life. the writer argues that those formative years draw on conflicting ideologies—hierarchical and egalitarian, nationalist and cosmopolitan—from a number of resources to build a multi-faceted feel of nationwide id. She finds how their imaginative and prescient of the nation—framed as neutrally national—is deeply rooted in particular neighborhood histories and cultures.

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