by Devin Bryson Abstract The Senegalese social movement Y’en a Marre formed in 2011 in response to political stagnation and a lack of key public services. It played a decisive role in defeating incumbent president Abdoulaye Wade in his unconstitutional reelection campaign in 2012. This article considers the movement within the context of postcolonial Senegalese cultural politics. […]

by John Edwin Mason Abstract Abdullah Ibrahim’s [Dollar Brand] composition “Mannenberg” was an instant hit, when it was released on the 1974 album, Mannenberg is Where It’s Happening. This paper shows that the song is a product of Ibrahim’s efforts to find an authentically South African mode of expression within the jazz tradition, blending South African musical […]