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The WSU Common Reading Program is pleased to accommodate students’ learning by offering online options to experience programming related to Born a Crime, including lectures, interviews, and documentaries, during spring semester 2021.

Not familiar with online learning tools? WSU Information Systems has prepared basic information to help and it’s available at its.wsu.edu/cougs-online-toolkit.

The WSU Common Reading Program is pleased to accommodate students’ learning by offering online options to experience programming related to Born a Crime, including lectures, interviews, and documentaries, during spring semester 2021.

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April 2021

Melissa Parkhurst (Music) on “Song Gives Birth to Struggle: Music and the Anti-Apartheid Movement in South Africa”

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Trevor Noah grew up in a South Africa that was, and continues to be, profoundly shaped by the legacy of apartheid.  Join us to explore how music in South Africa sheds light on indigenous cultures and the processes of colonialism & post-colonialism.  We will listen to: marabi (early South African jazz), isicathamiya (a cappella music, performed by migrant workers living in urban hostiles), and numerous genres that emerged during the anti-apartheid struggle, 1948-1994.  We’ll take a look at how government-imposed…

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Not familiar with online learning tools? WSU Information Systems has prepared basic information to help and it’s available at its.wsu.edu/cougs-online-toolkit.