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September 30, 2014

When we think of politics in Africa we most often think of coup d’états and dictatorships. Over the past twenty years, however, there has been a quiet transition to democracy in a number of African nations. Michael Lambert will look at how democracy has been realized in one West African nation, Senegal. He will consider the interplay between the government, the press, the youth, and music, especially hip hop, in the making of democracy in this West African nation.

Michael Lambert, Associate Professor of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, Adjunct Associate Professor of Anthropology  and Director, UNC African Studies Center

TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

All Spotlight on Scholars events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for these events.

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