Ashoka Fellow
South Africa
Fellow Since 1997
Victory Sonqoba Theater Company
This description of Bongani Linda's work was prepared when Bongani Linda was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1997.
Bongani Linda a skilled community theatre person, sees opportunity to build trust within historically divided communities through cultural projects and events. Through joint participation in music, dance, dramatic plays and sports, the members of groups in conflict discover their commonality and come to accept one another. His approach represents a distinctive homegrown blending of prior "peace" interventions and "community-based" cultural projects.
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