Great grooves and good grammar

Hip-hop came to Libya last month, courtesy – improbably – of the British Council, introducing a novelty to a country hungry for contact with the west after its long isolation. This was light years away from the council’s fusty old image of Shakespeare and Morris dancing, and a measure of just how much Muammar Gadafy’s Jamahiriya – the world’s only “state of the masses” – is changing as it comes in from the cold. Guardian, April 10, 2007. Read more…

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