Uzochi P. Nwoko
In her first full-length novel, “The Parking Lot Attendant,” Nafkote Tamirat plunges into the life of a Boston-born teenager with Ethiopian parents.
While the core message of most songs do not line up with such belittling rhetoric, these words saturate the songs with misogynistic undertones, and their presence in so many top songs indicates how pervasive said undertones are.
The album’s production, in conjunction with the powerful lyrics woven throughout many of the tracks, make for a solid artistic endeavor by Kendrick Lamar.
When non-black individuals vocalize the n-word, a reminder of the malice associated with its roots remains, and elicits a strong sense of unease from many black persons who witness its expression.
Following the performance of her "HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True," director Ifeoma Fafunwa sat down with Professor Timothy Patrick McCarthy for a discussion.