Culture doesn’t disappear easily

Culture indeed does change but by a very slow accretive process rather than all at once in leaps and bounds.

Editor,

RE: “Culture is not set in stone” (The New Times, January 14).

Culture indeed does change but by a very slow accretive process rather than all at once in leaps and bounds. Exceptions to such accretion in cultural evolution occur when a culture is confronted by special circumstances, for instance, when it comes into sudden contact with another culture backed by greater force and superior technology and organization.

Mwene Kalinda

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