ISBN 9781920690236
Pages 476
Dimensions 234 x 156mm
Illustrations Colour Illustrations and Colour Photographs
Published 2021
Publisher Mapungubwe Institute (MISTRA), South Africa
Format Paperback

Mintirho ya Vulavula

Arts, National Identities and Democracy

edited by Innocentia Jabulisile Mhlambi, Sandile Ngidi

Mintirho ya Vulavula: Arts, National Identities and Democracy examines the role of arts and culture in development, and specifically its value in consolidating our nascent democracy and in facilitating the transformation of South African society.

Contributors to this edited volume interrogate the role of arts, culture and heritage from a transdisciplinary perspective, enriched by the cross-generational perspectives offered by young and older artists, cultural practitioners, activists and scholars. Authors also offer some policy recommendations on how the contribution of arts and culture to social cohesion and nation-building can be enhanced.

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About the Editors

Innocentia Jabulisile Mhlambi

Innocentia Jabulisile Mhlambi is associate professor and head of the Department of African Languages at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Sandile Ngidi

Sandile Ngidi is an arts activist and an isiZulu/English literary translator.