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Gogo Breeze: Zambia's Radio Elder and the Voices of Free Speech

Harri Englund
Format
Book
Published
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2018.
Language
Text is chiefly in English; Appendices A and B contain text in Chinyanja (Nyanja) (?) translated into English; and the "Notes" section contains untranslated Chinyanja
Variant Title
Zambia's radio elder and the voices of free speech
ISBN
9780226498768, 022649876X, 9780226498935, 022649893X, 9780226499093
Summary
When Breeze FM Radio, in the provincial Zambian town of Chipata, hired an elderly retired school teacher in 2003, no one anticipated the skyrocketing success that would follow. A self-styled grandfather on air, Gogo Breeze seeks intimacy over the airwaves and dispenses advice on a wide variety of grievances and transgressions. Multiple voices are broadcast and juxtaposed through call-ins and dialogue, but free speech finds its ally in the radio elder who, by allowing people to be heard and supporting their claims, reminds authorities of their obligations toward the disaffected. Harri Englund provides a masterfully detailed study of this popular radio personality that addresses broad questions of free speech in Zambia and beyond. By drawing on ethnographic insights into political communication, Englund presents multivocal morality as an alternative to dominant Euro-American perspectives, displacing the simplistic notion of voice as individual personal property an idea common in both policy and activist rhetoric. Instead, Englund focuses on the creativity and polyphony of Zambian radio while raising important questions about hierarchy, elderhood, and ethics in the public sphere. A lively, engaging portrait of an extraordinary personality, Gogo Breeze will interest Africanists, scholars of radio and mass media, and anyone interested in the history and future of free speech.
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Part I: Being Gogo Breeze. Mass-mediated elderhood ; The grandfather's voices
  • Part II: Obligations on and off air. On air: beyond charity ; Off air: private service
  • Part III: Women and children. Between feminisms and paternalisms ; Children's voices
  • Part IV: Coda. Radio obligations
  • Appendix A: Confronting mill owners
  • Appendix B: Helping Miriam Nkhoma.
Description
xi, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-275) and index.
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