Mintirho ya Vulavula: Arts, National Identities and Democracy

10 February 2021

Zoom Meetings

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) is pleased to invite you to the launch of its latest research publication entitled Mintirho ya Vulavula: Arts, national identities and democracy in South Africa.

This edited book examines the role of arts and culture in development generally, and specifically its value in consolidating our nascent democracy and in helping to facilitate the transformation of South African society. Contributors to this volume interrogate the role of arts, culture and heritage from a transdisciplinary perspective, which is further enriched by the cross-generational perspectives offered by young and older artists, cultural practitioners, activists and scholars. Authors also offer some research-based policy recommendations  on how the value of arts and culture to social cohesion and nation-building can be enhanced.

Overall, chapters in the book debate the continued relevance of arts and culture in making South Africa a better country for all who live in it.

The launch will include a panel discussion about some of the key themes, trends and recommendations in the book.

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