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"In the Ghetto, Life no easy for we": The Construction and Negotiation of Identity in Ajegunle Raga.

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Title: "In the Ghetto, Life no easy for we": The Construction and Negotiation of Identity in Ajegunle Raga.
Author: Ogunbowale, Mopelolade Oreoluwa
Department: Department of History
Program: History
Advisor: Kolapo, Femi James
Abstract: This thesis is an investigation into the historical evolution of Ajegunle Raga, a reggae form developed within an urban ghetto in Lagos called Ajegunle and the construction and negotiation of identities therein. The research further argues that Ajegunle Raga is a home-grown oppositional music subculture that draws inspiration from diasporic musical subcultures like Reggae and Hip Hop but retains a genuine representation of Ajegunle in its tales of survival, poverty, marginalization and expressions of creativity within the ambience of the music.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/3763
Date: 2012-06
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