African issues and the challenge of artistic response: A panel discussion

To what extent can art be a force for change? Should it be? Are some artworks more or less useful than others in such a context?

Binyavanga Wainaina, playwright of The Africa Trilogy’s Shine Your Eye and Director of the Chinua Achebe Centre for African Literature at Bard College, esteemed author and scholar Ngugi wa Thiong’o and James Orbinski, writer, doctor, and former head of the Nobel-prize winning Médecins Sans Frontières, discuss African issues and the place of artistic response in an arena more often dominated by international development discourse.

Sunday, June 13; 7pm

George Ignatieff Theatre
Trinity College, Larkin Building (NW corner)
15 Devonshire Place
Toronto, ON M5S 1H8

FREE!

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~ by volcanotheatre on June 12, 2010.

3 Responses to “African issues and the challenge of artistic response: A panel discussion”

  1. It depends on the environment in which the art work is produced. Arts work can spark and intellectual debate and scicial change, especially religous works. They can change people’s belief and way of life by the thoughts and history behind the production of an art work.

  2. It depends on the environment in which the art work is produced. Arts work can spark intellectual debate and social change. This sort of behavior is common within religous works. They can change people’s belief and way of life by the thoughts and history behind the production of an art work.

  3. people are stupid

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