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Nommo Rhyme and Reason brings the worlds of academia and (pop)culture to a common ground in the study of Hip Hop Culture as a rhetorical tool. Nommo Principle is a West Afrikan concept referencing the "Power of the Spoken Word." The word Nommo derives from the Dogon peoples of Mali, West Afrika. Nommo was a diety of the Dogon pantheon who represented the magical power of the word or speaking. Hip Hop music and culture embodies the "power of the spoken word" as it has come to influence and inform on a diverse number of areas, from the obvious entertainment, to politics and education. The power of the word inherent in Hip Hop can and should be used to influence positive and progressive change throughout the Global Community.
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Rabiyah A. Karim-Kincey, M.A. is a native of Compton, CA. Her dual profession includes Radio Broadcater, and Professor of Speech Communications at a renowned Historically Black College/University in Atlanta, GA. With her late father being a poet and musician, her mother a violinist, and her grandfather a Baptist Minister, her love of Hip Hop is an obvious hybrid of her stongest influences...music, and The Word. Rabiyah received her BFA in Theatre Arts with a minor in Radio/TV/Film from Howard University in Washington, D.C. She immediately continued her education in Howard's Human Communication Studies Graduate Program. Her major being Rhetoric and Intercultural Communications, early on in her graduate studies she knew there had to be a significant study of the Afrikan-centered dialogue found in Hip Hop. She set out to articulate the rhetorical significance and properties of Hip Hop Culture in her thesis, "The Rhetoric of Hip Hop Culture, Thorugh its Element of Hip Hop Music." Rabiyah has started on the path to establishing a reputation as a respected Hip Hop advocate/activist, lecturer, and consultant.
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Book Description Penman Publishing, Inc., 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1932496319