book: “heavy metal africa” documents the flourishing heavy metal scenes throughout the continent

January 12, 2017

The continent is brimming with young and engaging creatives and the book “Heavy Metal Africa: Life, Passion, and Heavy Metal in the Forgotten Continent” is double the evidence that this is true. Author Edward Banchs wanted to document what he saw in several different countries, the beauty of punk and heavy metal outside of the mainstream and within a community of the most expressive kids in the world. After spending five years traveling to various African countries and immersing himself in the local rock and metal scenes, he crafts a map of sorts, a deep dive into what the stories of the bands and fans feels like. From Madagascar to Kenya to Zimbabwe and more, this book is perfect for anyone who wants to support punk in the diaspora. Support it via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and cop it here!

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor