(6 August 2002)
It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the death
of T.K. Biaya. Biaya passed away in Dakar in early July after having
been hospitalized for over a month.
Biaya became involved in the LPCA project as a highly esteemed member
of the LPCA Advisory Board in November 1998. He was one of the key
figures in the study of popular culture in Africa and he will be
sorely missed by Africanists worldwide.
From here, we wish to express our sincere gratitude for the part
he played in the LPCA endeavour. Our thoughts are with his family,
friends, and direct colleagues.
Also read the obituary
by Allen Roberts on H-Africa.
This obituary first appeared on the LPCA main page. This page was created on 11 September 2003.
The URL of this page is http://www.lpca.socsci.uva.nl/biaya_obit.html