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Lion songs : Thomas Mapfumo and the music that made Zimbabwe

Author: Banning Eyre
Publisher: Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Lion Songs Banning Eyre tells the story of Zimbabwean singer, composer and bandleader Thomas Mapfumo who, like Fela Kuti and Bob Marley, represents his country's anti-colonial struggle and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Eyre, Banning.
Lion songs.
Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 2015
(DLC) 2014042426
(OCoLC)885231631
Named Person: Thomas Mapfumo
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Banning Eyre
ISBN: 9780822375425 0822375427
OCLC Number: 904853320
Description: 1 online resource (362 pages, 40 pages of unnumbered plates) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: Chimurenga nights --
Rhodesia --
England is the chameleon, and I the fly --
Singing Shona --
When the spirit comes --
Songs for the book of history --
Bishop and pawn --
Agony of victory --
Zimbabwe --
Snakes in the forest --
Corruption --
Big daddy and the Zimbabwe playboys --
Sporting lions --
Too many ghosts --
Breaking the cycle --
America --
Striking at empires --
Dancing with devils --
The land of the horses --
Lions in winter.
Responsibility: Banning Eyre.

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"Lion Songs is a richly evocative story of a life impassioned wherein author Banning Eyre ties the arc of Mapfumo's career to Zimbabwe's contemporary history. . . . A great fly-on-the-wall account of Read more...

 
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