Louise Meintjes is Associate Professor of Music and Cultural Anthropology at Duke University and the author of
TJ Lemon is an award-winning photojournalist based in Johannesburg.
Closing: Ngoma’s Masculinity, South Africa’s Struggle
The book concludes with thoughts on the pleasures of ngoma performance as they are entwined with Zulu masculine virtuosity, anger as affect, and the violent politics of South African history. Ngoma singer-dancers struggle for respectable manhood in a postapartheid South Africa that is still unfolding, while improvising in an art form that thrives on the tension.