Getting Heard: (Re) claiming Performance Space is third in a series of publications on art, culture and society released by Twaweza Communications. The aim is to bring to the fore conversations taking place in Kenya about identity, creativity, nationalism and the generation of knowledge. The series is also about the pursuit of freedom through arts, media and culture.
In Getting Heard the performance space is shown to offer wider possibilities for knowledge creation. It shows that in post colonial Africa political leaders have consistently performed power over their subjects at local and national levels. There is discussion of:
- Kenya National Theatre
- Story telling
- Radio theatre
- African languages
- Media and Mungiki
The volume opens a window to our understanding of post-colonial Africa through performances.