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Episode 75 of Africa Past and Present

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In this episode, Sekibakiba Peter Lekgoathi (U. Witwatersrand/Michigan) speaks on radio, ethnicity and knowledge production in South Africa, both apartheid’s Bantu Radio and the liberation movement’s Radio Freedom, including broadcasts and audiences, idioms, songs and slogans. Also discusses formation of Ndebele ethnicity and role of popular radio in forging a strong ethnic consciousness, and histories of African interpreters and research assistants.