Tagged as: cultural heritage

The Controversy of Emperor Haile Selassie’s Statue

A seven-year debate surrounding the legacy of Ethiopia’s last emperor, Haile Selassie, has been put to rest; a commemorative statue has been erected outside the headquarters of the African Union (AU). Selassie has been the subject of contention since fellow Pan-Africanist, Kwame Nkrumah, had a monument dedicated to him in

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Who Should Write African Fiction?

In her talk on ‘The Danger of the Single Story’, Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche indicated that current literature presented only one image of Africa. This Africa was always rural, impoverished, and riddled with AIDS. Novels did not depict the vibrant and diverse Africa that she knew. Growing up in America, Adiche

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The Cultural Purpose of UNESCO

UNESCO is an international organization. It is an acronym (see Glossary) for the United Nation’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. UNESCO is concerned with promoting education, science and preserving culture. They are most famous for protecting artworks and monuments. UNESCO has labelled a series of monuments, artworks, cultural events and

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The Tsesah Crests of the Bamileke People (Cameroon)

Knowing about the artforms that belong to a culture different from ours is a privilege, because we see what is important to different people. It teaches us about what is important to them, what they find beautiful, and what they care about. ORIGIN In the 1700s, the North West Grasslands

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