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Fela Kuti: He Who Has A Quiver In His Underpants

Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 26 November 1983

Fela Kuti — also known as He Who Has Death In His Quiver (and a shiver in his Y-fronts) — last week descended on London for his first ever British appearance. Barney Hoskyns quizzes the legendary Afro upstart and fills in the political background to his life.

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