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The Art of Human Rights

Commingling Art, Human Rights and the Law in Africa

  • Romola Adeola
  • Michael Gyan Nyarko
  • Adebayo Okeowo
  • Frans Viljoen
Book

Part of the Arts, Research, Innovation and Society book series (ARIS)

Table of contents

About this book

Introduction

This book highlights the use of art in human rights, specifically within Africa. It advances an innovative pattern of thinking that explores the intersection between art and human rights law. In recent years, art has become an important tool for engagement on several human rights issues. In view of its potency, and yet potential to be a danger when misused, this book seeks to articulate the use of arts in the human rights discourse in its different forms. Chapters cover how music, photography, literature, photojournalism, soap opera, commemorations, sculpting and theatre can be used as an expression of human rights. This book demonstrates how arts have become a formidable expression of thoughts and a means of articulating reality in a form that simplifies truth and congregates resolve to advance change.

Keywords

Arts Visual Arts Human Rights Human Rights Discourse Propaganda Africa African Philosophies African Folktales Law

Editors and affiliations

  • Romola Adeola
    • 1
  • Michael Gyan Nyarko
    • 2
  • Adebayo Okeowo
    • 3
  • Frans Viljoen
    • 4
  1. 1.Centre for Human RightsUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa
  2. 2.Centre for Human RightsUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa
  3. 3.Centre for Human RightsUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa
  4. 4.Centre for Human RightsUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa

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