Heritage in our hands

26 September 2021 - 00:00

No-one wants to be a grinch on Heritage Day weekend, but there is a fine line between the noble preservation of one’s own culture and the ignoble descent into the dismissal and condemnation of others.

We all know that horrible word, “xenophobia”. There’s another, less widely used but just as sinister expression making its slow way into modern parlance, and that is “ethno-fascism” (thanks are due to polymath Mandla Langa for teaching me this term)...

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