PODCAST: Language and Power--Khoesan Studies (Africa Past and Present, Episode 90)

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Episode 90 of Africa Past and Present -- the podcast about African history, culture, and politics -- is now available at: http://afripod.aodl.org

In this episode, Dr. Menán Du Plessis (Honorary Research Associate in Linguistics at Stellenbosch University and Visiting Professor at U. of Kentucky) discusses her literary work, research on the Kora! language, and the significance of Khoesan linguistics to southern African studies. Du Plessis also considers digitization efforts and the impact of mass media and the Internet on endangered African languages.

Africa Past and Present is hosted by Peter Alegi and Peter Limb and co-produced by Matrix -- the Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences -- and the Department of History at Michigan State University. Subscribe to the podcast on our website and on iTunes.