Wellesley College Historian Lidwien Kapteijns is the lead advisor on Afropop’s Hip Deep program “Reconstructing Somalia, Love Songs at the Birth of a Nation.” Here she introduces the program with a tour of her office, introducing artists, recordings, books and ideas, and taking us inside a colonial era map of this remarkable and troubled country. A tough and tragic story, told with Kapteijns’s trademark wit and charm!

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