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Katrina Thompson Publishes New Book

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm

The new title, Popobawa: Tanzanian Talk, Global Misreadings, explores utilization of popular legend to mask discussion of culturally sensitive topics. 

Learn more about the mysterious Popobawa, its origins, and its impact on Tanzanian coastal culture. 

"While Popobawa surely belong to one of the most interesting African legends, Katrina Daly Thompson, instead of asking where the story originated, asks about how people talk about this trickster and what these conversations really mean." —Claudia Boehme, University of Trier