My posts are published now on Africa on the Blog.
On 25 August 2014, a post was published called ‘What is culture?’. In the post, I opt for a definition of culture that includes behaviour patterns that are ‘between the ears’, as opposed to focusing only on material things only such as art or music. I point to the Hofstede model of describing cultural differences in six dimensions.
I suggest that this model may offer a better way of looking at cultures and cultural differences, although it needs to be adapted for multicultural societies like those in most African countries. I continue by emphasising the importance of language as an expression of a culture’s unique cultural perspective on life.