HIP HOP & HYMNS MAWUNYO GBOGBO
A MEMOIR OF LOVING HARD, FALLING APART AND FIGHTING BACK, SET TO AN UNRIVALLED PLAYLIST
A powerful, big-hearted memoir about growing up African Australian in a regional town and taking on the odds to find your place in the world.
Hip Hop & Hymns follows the life of church-going hip hop fanatic Mawunyo Gbogbo, whose family immigrated from Ghana to the sleepy mining town of Muswellbrook, NSW.
We accompany Mawunyo as her love of storytelling and budding journalism career takes her to the epicentre of hip hop – New York City – where she confronts unexpected demons from her past, all the while yearning for her one true love, bad boy Tyce Carrington. Mawunyo is a brave new voice on the topic of race and identity in Australia, sharing the trials and triumphs she’s endured from childhood and every rung along the way up the media ladder
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mawunyo Gbogbo is a music and pop culture reporter for Double J and ABC News, and the author of Hip Hop & Hymns. She has worked as a journalist for ABC NewsRadio; a producer for ABC Radio Sydney; a segment producer for the Today show on the Nine Network; and an associate producer for Insight on SBS TV, where she won a UN Media Peace Award. Mawunyo was born in Ghana, raised in Muswellbrook in the NSW Hunter Valley, and now calls Sydney home
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