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The Rise & Fall of Africa's Last Liberation Hero: The Story of Zimbabwe & Robert Mugabe

​The African Activist Association presents a lecture by Professor Chikowero about the latest events in Zimbabwe and the resignation of President Robert Mugabe.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA

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Mhoze Chikowero is an Associate Professor at UCSB.  His first book was entitled, African Music, Power and Being in Colonial Zimbabwe (Indiana University Press, 2015).  Professor Chikowero is currently working on two book projects entitled: The Politics of State (Un)making: Music, Media and Power in Zimbabwe since Independence and Tool of Empire, Technology of Self-Liberation: Radio Broadcasting and State Making in Colonial Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi 1920s-1980.

Professor Chikowero's article, "A Sonic Coup: The 'Military Touch' that Deposed Mugabe," is available upon request.  Email

This event was originally scheduled for December 7, 2017, but was postponed due to the fires in California.

Lunch will be provided.


Lunch will be served.

Cost : Free and open to the public; pay-by-space and all-day ($12) parking available in lot 3.

African Activist Association310-825-3686

Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, Department of History, Bunche Center for African American Studies