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RE: MYTHS ABOUT NIGEERIA?

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Robert Beeching (robprod)
Sun, 21 Dec 1997 15:38:31 -0800

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Steven Dornbusch wrote:

"There is no 'Nigerian culture'"....

CHECK: PBS (Smithsonian World) "Nigerian Art" documentary 1996; it is an
excellent overview of "cultural transmission" in the arts with poignant
commentaries by current Nigerian craftspeople concering their 2000 year
history on the African continent.

Steven must have missed a previous "thread" on this topic. Judy J. was
commenting on primitive people's art as though there were no training
involved - not true! Perhaps leaving the "s" out of the word "culture,"
may have been the source of irritation? Nevertheless, Nigerian
culture(s) have been and now are prominent in "craftsmanship" of the
first order, guided by a concept of master craftspersons handing down
their skills to the neophyte. The point being: WHY ARE NOT WE DOING THE
SAME IN OUR ELEMENTARY GRADES?

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