Legon Lecturer References Kofi Kinaata’s “Things Fall Apart” In Class

It is great to witness how contemporary art is influencing academia in ways that we couldn’t have imagined some time ago.

In a strictly structured world of academia, most of the references are scholarly works that were undertaken by learned people decades and sometimes centuries ago.

However, we are recognising a new trend where Ghanaian academicians are incorporating modern-day art into academic discussions.

Students of the Ghana Institute of Journalism answered questions about Fancy Gadam and Sarkodie’s “Total Cheat” during an end of semester exams.

In 2017, Kofi Kinaata’s then hit song “Confessions” also became an academic reference material. The lyrics to that song appeared in a Level 200 Literature in English course material at the Kwame Nkrumah Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Now in 2019, his latest hit song has also found its way into academia.

A University of Ghana lecturer, used Kofi Kinaata’s “Things Fall Apart”, during her lecture in the Study of Religion Class.

In many ways, this shows how academia is now focusing on current references.

Congrats to Kofi Kinaata.


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