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PODCAST: Cartoons as Art and Politics in Nigeria (Africa Past and Present, Episode 95)

Episode 95 of Africa Past and Present -- the podcast about African history, culture, and politics -- is now available at: http://afripod.aodl.org

In this episode, Ganiyu Akinloye Jimoh (Creative Arts, University of Lagos) reflects on his work in Nigeria both as a popular cartoonist with the pen name "Jimga" and as a scholar of cartoons. He discusses political aspects (and dangers) of cartooning; visual aspects of the art; language, semiotics, and aesthetic styles; digital technologies and the future of cartooning in Nigeria.

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