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Oluwakemi M. Balogun

Oluwakemi M. Balogun studies gender, nation, and beauty in Nigeria. She teaches in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Sociology at the University of Oregon. She is the author of Beauty Diplomacy: Embodying an Emerging Nation.

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Listed in: African Studies · African Literature · Popular Culture · Africa · Customs, Traditions, and Everyday Life

Winner of the 2020 African Studies Review Prize for the best Africa-focused anthology or edited collection (inaugural year).
Cover of 'Africa Every Day'

Africa Every Day
Fun, Leisure, and Expressive Culture on the Continent
Edited by Oluwakemi M. Balogun, Lisa Gilman, Melissa Graboyes, and Habib Iddrisu

Africa Every Day is a multidisciplinary and accessible counterpoint to the prevailing emphasis on war, poverty, corruption, and other challenges on the continent. Essays address creative and dynamic elements of daily life without romanticizing them, showing that African leisure and popular culture are the product of dynamism and adaptation.

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