Popular Art and the Reconfiguration of Police Atrocities in Kenya

Charles Kebaya
  • Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies, June 2018, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/23277408.2018.1462967

Popular Art and the Reconfiguration of Police Atrocities in Kenya

What is it about?

The paper focuses on how various atrocities committed by the Kenyan police are mediated through popular art.

Why is it important?

Findings in this paper show that popular arts play a pivotal role in unmasking, speaking out against and foregrounding various atrocities committed by the Kenyan police. And because of their nature, the popular arts appeal to various audiences.

Perspectives

Charles Kebaya (Author)

Anchored on both critical and (con)textual analyses, the paper examines how popular arts in Kenya interpret and reconfigure atrocities committed by the police. Thus, it offers a insights on strategies that Kenyan Creatives employ in foregrounding various injustices committed by the police,over time, in the country.

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