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The Muse of Modernity

SKU: RYLB10031

Essays discuss the role of culture in the process of development, as well as strategies for ensuring the growth of African culture and the strengthening of cultural industries in the African context.

Description

Cultural development and the integration of culture into contemporary society is of primary importance not only for African prosperity, but also for the strengthening of civil society and of societal integration. This book focuses on the role of culture in the process of development as well as on strategies for ensuring the growth of indigenous African culture and the strengthening of cultural industries in the African context. The prospects for filmmaking, the performing arts, publishing, radio, museums, art, and traditional storytelling in Africa are creatively examined and explored by some of Africa’s most creative cultural figures. This book combines thoughtful analysis of problems and a “state of the art” assessment of key cultural industries with practical suggestions for improvement and progress.