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Campus Only Senior Thesis

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Bachelor of Arts


International/Intercultural Studies

Second Department

Media Studies

Reader 1

Professor Harmony O'Rourke

Reader 2

Professor Joe Parker

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Kalanzi Kajubi


My paper is a transdisciplinary analysis of the conditions of Uganda’s economy of power that allowed for the emergence of Bobi Wine’s People Power, Our Power movement. It is grounded primarily in Tejumola Olinayan’s notion of the myth of western modernization as explicated in an interview with Lars Cuzner for a German symposium on “Rethinking Cosmopolitanism” and built upon in his 2004 book Arrest The Music: Fela And His Rebel Art & Politics, in which he constructs a simultaneously “oppressive and "enchanting." modernism, which Fela's is both a symptom and a resistor of. This, along with postcolonialist Homi Bhabha’s concept of colonial ambivalence helps me conceptualize a similar unfixed relationship that I recognize between Bobi and Western modernity, as it’s expressed through formal state politics.

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