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Future Leader In Sustainable Enterprise — Prescilla Awino, Akudo Ejelonu Mar 2020

Future Leader In Sustainable Enterprise — Prescilla Awino, Akudo Ejelonu

wH2O: The Journal of Gender and Water

Prescilla is a trainer and a mentor of teenagers and young adolescent women. She successfully managed the Girls Leadership and Advocacy Series (GALS Kenya), a Program of Women Campaign International (WCI). WCI is a Philadelphia based non-profit organization that empowers women globally to actively participate in civil society, political leadership, economic development and peace building.


Barriers And Bias: Women In Water Utilities Are Breaking Them All, Swati Hegde Mar 2020

Barriers And Bias: Women In Water Utilities Are Breaking Them All, Swati Hegde

wH2O: The Journal of Gender and Water

Around the world, women are the mainstays of society, from raising children to supporting families to caring for the needy. In developing countries, they are also usually responsible for collecting and providing water for the family. In doing so, their time, health, safety, education and income are compromised. Outdated and undisputed social norms create the biases that force women to bear the responsibility to secure and distribute water, thereby creating barriers to women’s advancement in educational opportunities and significantly reducing income-earning potential. Similarly, in the developed world, outdated social norms create biases and barriers in the water industry that ...


”I Speak Hip Hop”: An Informative Interview About Generation Hip Hop And The Universal Hip Hop Museum, Tasha Iglesias, Travis T. Harris Nov 2019

”I Speak Hip Hop”: An Informative Interview About Generation Hip Hop And The Universal Hip Hop Museum, Tasha Iglesias, Travis T. Harris

Journal of Hip Hop Studies

”I Speak Hip Hop” is an interview of members of Generation Hip Hop and the Universal Hip Hop Museum. This primary source highlights two Hip Hop organizations with chapters around the world. Tasha Iglesias and Travis Harris posits that Hip Hop scholars have not fully uncovered Hip Hop's history around the world. As such, in addition to being a primary source, "I Speak Hip Hop" reveals the need for more scholarly attention on the dynamic expansion of Hip Hop cultures.


Foreword, Travis T. Harris Nov 2019

Foreword, Travis T. Harris

Journal of Hip Hop Studies

This is the Foreword to the special issue. It provides a broad overview of the special issue, a description of the context it is written in and acknowledgment of all those who contributed to "If I Ruled the World."


I Beg Of You, Honey, Ikeogu Oke Nov 2019

I Beg Of You, Honey, Ikeogu Oke

Journal of Hip Hop Studies

First of 10 poems written by the late and great Nigerian poet Ikeogu Oke


Whither World?, Ikeogu Oke Nov 2019

Whither World?, Ikeogu Oke

Journal of Hip Hop Studies

Second of ten poems written by the late and great Nigerian poet Ikeogu Oke.


Dear Mama, Ikeogu Oke Nov 2019

Dear Mama, Ikeogu Oke

Journal of Hip Hop Studies

Third of ten poems written by the late and great Nigerian Poet Ikeogu Oke.


Watching The World, Ikeogu Oke Nov 2019

Watching The World, Ikeogu Oke

Journal of Hip Hop Studies

Fourth of ten poems written by the late and great Nigerian Poet Ikeogu Oke.


Reclaiming Our Subjugated Truths—Using Hip Hop As A Form Of Decolonizing Public Pedagogy: The Case Of Didier Awadi, Joanna D. Da Sylva Nov 2019

Reclaiming Our Subjugated Truths—Using Hip Hop As A Form Of Decolonizing Public Pedagogy: The Case Of Didier Awadi, Joanna D. Da Sylva

Journal of Hip Hop Studies

This paper explores how Senegalese Hip Hop pioneer, Didier Awadi, uses Hip Hop as a form of decolonizing public pedagogy that renders the contributions of Pan-African leaders visible to Africa and the world, contributions that are often omitted and vilified by mainstream history. I argue that Awadi’s work provides a strategy for reclaiming oral literature, particularly storytelling, as a legitimate way of knowing, teaching and learning history. In his album Présidents d’Afrique, Didier Awadi uses rap and traditional African music to retell the story of our resistant past through an African frame of reference. The data is comprised ...


Better Days, Ikeogu Oke Nov 2019

Better Days, Ikeogu Oke

Journal of Hip Hop Studies

Fifth of ten poems written by the late and great Nigerian Poet Ikeogu Oke.


Negotiating French Muslim Identities Through Hip Hop, Mich Yonah Nyawalo Nov 2019

Negotiating French Muslim Identities Through Hip Hop, Mich Yonah Nyawalo

Journal of Hip Hop Studies

In The French Melting Pot: Immigration, Citizenship, and National Identity, Gérard Noiriel contends that in France, the modern idea of the nation emerged as a means to subvert the dominant influence of the nobility, whose rule was underwritten by the aristocratic idea that “the nation was founded on ‘blood lineage.’”1 Noiriel posits that “the revolutionary upheaval discredited not only the old order but everything that harked back to origins, so much so that the first decrees abolishing nobility were also directed against names that evoked people’s origins: an elegant name is still a form of privilege; its credit ...


Why The Cookie Crumbles, Ikeogu Oke Nov 2019

Why The Cookie Crumbles, Ikeogu Oke

Journal of Hip Hop Studies

Seventh of ten poems written by the late and great Nigerian Poet Ikeogu Oke.


Configurations Of Space And Identity In Hip Hop: Performing “Global South”, Igor Johannsen Nov 2019

Configurations Of Space And Identity In Hip Hop: Performing “Global South”, Igor Johannsen

Journal of Hip Hop Studies

The spatiality of culture, specifically Hip Hop, and the reverberations between space and identity are the core concern of this essay. In deconstructing and contextualizing the concept of the Global South by discussing the practices of respective Hip Hop communities, this paper aims at laying bare the oversimplifications inherent in those seemingly natural spatial dimensions. The Global South can, thus, not be understood as a concise and objective term. Instead, it implies a highly normative concept and can be made to reveal or conceal specific attributes of the culture in question. Deliberately creating a cultural and artistic discourse in which ...


The Dame Of Liberty, Ikeogu Oke Nov 2019

The Dame Of Liberty, Ikeogu Oke

Journal of Hip Hop Studies

Eighth of ten poems written by the late and great Nigerian Poet Ikeogu Oke.


“I Got The Mics On, My People Speak”: On The Rise Of Aboriginal Australian Hip Hop, Rhyan Clapham, Benjamin Kelly Nov 2019

“I Got The Mics On, My People Speak”: On The Rise Of Aboriginal Australian Hip Hop, Rhyan Clapham, Benjamin Kelly

Journal of Hip Hop Studies

In this paper, an Aboriginal rapper and settler-Australian Indigenous Studies lecturer collaborate to provide an overview of the Aboriginal Australian Hip Hop scene. We contextualize the development of Aboriginal Hip Hop as part of a long postcolonial tradition of Aboriginal engagement with Black transnationalism. By analysing rap lyrics, Hip Hop videos, and related commentary, we demonstrate the ways in which Aboriginal hip hoppers have adapted elements of Hip Hop culture to suit their own cultures, histories, and structural position as a colonized minority under the rule of a modern settler-colonial state. We conclude by considering Aboriginal engagement with Hip Hop ...


Native Son, Ikeogu Oke Nov 2019

Native Son, Ikeogu Oke

Journal of Hip Hop Studies

Ninth of ten poems written by the late and great Nigerian Poet Ikeogu Oke.


Book Review Of Hip Hop In Africa: Prophets Of The City And Dustyfoot Philosophers, Camea Davis Nov 2019

Book Review Of Hip Hop In Africa: Prophets Of The City And Dustyfoot Philosophers, Camea Davis

Journal of Hip Hop Studies

Dr. Davis provides an analysis of Hip Hop in Africa: Prophets of the City and Dustyfoot Philosophers (2018). Dr. Camea Davis is a poet, educator and educational researcher with a heart for urban youth and communities. She earned her doctorate in educational policy studies with minors in curriculum and instruction and educational technology from Ball State University. She currently works as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate as Georgia State University in the Department of Middle and Secondary Education.


Can It Be Bigger Than Hip Hop?: From Global Hip Hop Studies To Hip Hop, Travis T. Harris Nov 2019

Can It Be Bigger Than Hip Hop?: From Global Hip Hop Studies To Hip Hop, Travis T. Harris

Journal of Hip Hop Studies

Global Hip Hop Studies has grown tremendously since it started in 1984. Scholars from a number of disciplines have published numerous journal articles, books, dissertations and theses. They have also presented at multiple academic conferences and taught classes on global Hip Hop. “Can It Be Bigger Than Hip Hop?: From Global Hip Hop Studies to Hip Hop Studies” traces this history and examines the key authors, intellectual interventions, methods, and theories of this field. I used an interdisciplinary methodology entailing participant observations of local Hip Hoppas and the examination of more than five hundred scholarly texts that I assembled into ...


(Global) Hip Hop Studies Bibliography, Travis T. Harris, Travis Terrell Harris Nov 2019

(Global) Hip Hop Studies Bibliography, Travis T. Harris, Travis Terrell Harris

Journal of Hip Hop Studies

This bibliography documents Hip Hop scholarship outside of America, including scholarly works that may be US centric, yet expands its analysis to other parts of the world. Hip Hop Studies outside the boundaries of the United States stretches as far and wide as Hip Hop itself. This scholarship started in 1984, and the amount of scholarship beyond American boundaries has continued to grow up through present day. The first wave, before Mitchell's Global Noise (2001), includes a wider range of scholarly works such as conference presentations and books written by journalists, in addition to traditional academic sources such as ...


Dedication To Ikeogu Oke, Travis T. Harris Nov 2019

Dedication To Ikeogu Oke, Travis T. Harris

Journal of Hip Hop Studies

This short article describes why this special issue is dedicated to Ikeogu Oke. He transitioned while we were completing the special issue.


Go Tell It On The Mountain, Ikeogu Oke Nov 2019

Go Tell It On The Mountain, Ikeogu Oke

Journal of Hip Hop Studies

Tenth of ten poems written by the late and great Nigerian Poet Ikeogu Oke.


If I Ruled The World: Putting Hip Hop On The Atlas, Travis T. Harris, Simran Singh, Daniel White Hodge Nov 2019

If I Ruled The World: Putting Hip Hop On The Atlas, Travis T. Harris, Simran Singh, Daniel White Hodge

Journal of Hip Hop Studies

“If I Ruled the World: Putting Hip Hop on the Atlas” contends for a third wave of Global Hip Hop Studies that builds on the work of the first two waves, identifies Hip Hop as an African diasporic phenomenon, and aligns with Hip Hop where there are no boundaries between Hip Hop inside and outside of the United States. Joanna Daguirane Da Sylva adds to the cipha with her examination of Didier Awadi. Da Sylva's excellent work reveals the ways in which Hip Hoppa Didier Awadi elevates Pan-Africanism and uses Hip Hop as a tool to decolonize the minds ...


Good Thing Going, Ikeogu Oke Nov 2019

Good Thing Going, Ikeogu Oke

Journal of Hip Hop Studies

Sixth of ten poems written by the late and great Nigerian Poet Ikeogu Oke.


Editor's Introductory Essay: Race, Rights, And Reparations, Regennia N. Williams Oct 2019

Editor's Introductory Essay: Race, Rights, And Reparations, Regennia N. Williams

The Journal of Traditions & Beliefs

No abstract provided.


Table Of Contents, Regennia N. Williams Oct 2019

Table Of Contents, Regennia N. Williams

The Journal of Traditions & Beliefs

No abstract provided.


Illuminated Leaves From An Ethiopic Gospel Book In The Newark Museum And In The Walters Art Museum, Jacopo Gnisci Oct 2019

Illuminated Leaves From An Ethiopic Gospel Book In The Newark Museum And In The Walters Art Museum, Jacopo Gnisci

Manuscript Studies

This article shows that a group of loose folios kept in two different institutions, the Newark Museum and The Walters Art Museum, originally belonged to an Ethiopic Gospel book dating to the late fourteenth or early fifteenth century. The study examines and analyses the Canon Tables and miniatures that once belonged to this Gospel book to draw conclusions concerning both their features and the broader history of Gospel illumination in medieval Ethiopia.


Have You Heard George’S Podcast (It's A True Original), Hugh Levinson Oct 2019

Have You Heard George’S Podcast (It's A True Original), Hugh Levinson

RadioDoc Review

The podcast, Have You Heard George’s Podcast, is a true original. Made by George Mpanga, who goes by the stage name of George the Poet, it won five awards at the 2018 British Podcast Awards – in fiction and non-fiction categories. The son of Ugandan immigrants, George went to an elite state school in north London before taking a degree at Cambridge.

The podcast takes on big themes - empowering George’s community, self-belief, crime, drugs, racism, inequality and international politics. Stylistically, the eight-part series is a mash-up: poetry, sketches, interviews, archive, music, performance and sometimes off-mike chat with his producer ...


Book Review: No Greater Love: How My Family Survived The Genocide In Rwanda, Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann Oct 2019

Book Review: No Greater Love: How My Family Survived The Genocide In Rwanda, Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann

Heroism Science

Tharcisse Seminega is an ethnic Tutsi who survived the 1994 Rwandan genocide, along with his wife and all five of his children. His book, No Greater Love: How My Family Survived the Genocide in Rwanda, is his memoir of growing up in Rwanda and surviving the genocide. The book also contains shorter memoirs by his wife and some of his children, some short pieces by some of his rescuers, a selection of documentary evidence, and a timeline of the genocide. The heroes who helped the Seminega family were conditioned to rescue others before the genocide occurred. As the rescuers’ own ...


Still Writing At The Master’S Table: Decolonizing Rhetoric In Legal Writing For A “Woke” Legal Academy, Teri A. Mcmurtry-Chubb Oct 2019

Still Writing At The Master’S Table: Decolonizing Rhetoric In Legal Writing For A “Woke” Legal Academy, Teri A. Mcmurtry-Chubb

The Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Race and Social Justice

When the author wrote Writing At the Master’s Table: Reflections on Theft, Criminality, and Otherness in the Legal Writing Profession almost 10 years ago, her aim was to bring a Critical Race Theory/Feminism (CRTF) analysis to scholarship about the marginalization of White women law professors of legal writing. She focused on the convergence of race, gender, and status to highlight the distinct inequities women of color face in entering their ranks. The author's concern was that barriers to entry for women of color made it less likely that the existing legal writing professorate, predominantly White and female ...


Foreword, Joshua K. Wright Aug 2019

Foreword, Joshua K. Wright

Journal of Hip Hop Studies

No abstract provided.