Needed: Law and Dialogue

In Beverley Naidoo’s novel, Chain of Fire, she paints one scene with affirming strokes of the nature of dialogue in rural South Africa.

In Chapter 4, the community plan a kgotla to talk through a threat to its identify and future. If Naidoo’s recall of the facts of the traditional kgotla is correct, there is a great deal for us to learn if we are thinking of the connection between progress in South Africa and the value of law and dialogue.

2 thoughts on “Needed: Law and Dialogue

  1. Well, you can learn from that meeting! You also might start thinking about how meetings are conducted in your own country!

  2. An interesting part, showing equality and democracy in a friendly way. Everyone is able to speak and share his or her view. Really something to learn from!

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