113pp., illus., paperback, Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS) Book Series 127, Cape Town, 2018.
David Coplan was the 2017 guest speaker at the School of Human and Social Sciences, University of Venda. This publication includes the five lectures he delivered:
"Life in the Field: anthropologist as refugee"
"God Rock Africa: thoughts on politics in popular Black performance in South Africa"
"Sounds of the 'Third Way': identity and the African Renaissance in contemporary South African popular traditional music"
"Nkosi Sikekel' iAfrika and the Liberation of the Spirit of South Africa"
"South African Radio in a Saucepan".
David Coplan is Emeritus Professor in Social Anthropology at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is the author of In Township Tonight! South Africa's Black city music & theatre and In the Time of Cannibals: The word music of South Africa's Basotho migrants.