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Title:Kibiriti Ngoma: Gender Relations in Swahili Comics and Taarab-Music
Authors:Beez, Jigal
Kolbusa, Stefanie
Year:2003
Periodical:Stichproben - Vienna Journal of African Studies
Volume:3
Issue:5
Pages:49-71
Language:English
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:gender relations
Swahili
comic strips
music
singing
Architecture and the Arts
Women's Issues
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Literature, Mass Media and the Press
arts
mass media
Cultural Roles
Link:http://stichproben.univie.ac.at/fileadmin/user_upload/p_stichproben/Artikel/Nummer05/Nr5_Beez_Kolbusa.pdf
Abstract:'Kibiriti Ngoma' is a Swahili slang expression, which is a despising description for a woman meaning 'prostitute'. In Tanzania this term became so common in everyday life that it was chosen to be the title of a Taarab song as well as the name of a comic magazine. This article compares the use of the term 'Kibiriti Ngoma' in these two genres of popular art in Tanzania, thus highlighting the popular discourse on gender relations and sexuality in East Africa. Comic magazines and Taarab music as forms of popular culture serve in this article as an analytical lens to understand social processes. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and German. [Journal abstract]
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