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By Pete Moore On November 22nd, 2020

In The Guardian, no less:

One of Africa’s best-known artists has made an impassioned appeal for governments and communities across the continent to preserve their traditions and culture in the face of globalisation.

Esther Mahlangu, 85, said that she was worried young people in Africa were losing a sense of their roots.

I think she’s right and I hope that her words are heeded, by everyone. All peoples, nations and tribes should cleave to their traditions and culture. It’s an insult to all those who came before to discard a precious inheritence. The message flies in the face of The Guardian’s own traditions, but I welcome the paper’s conversion in advocating that our traditions live on.

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