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Conference: African Humanist Youth Days

Posted by M. A. on June 21, 2016 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (0)

African Humanist Youth Days Conference

Youth Perspectives on Strategies to End Witch-hunts

22nd – 24th July, Nairobi

Jimlizer Hotel, Buruburu, Nairobi, Kenya

http://kenyanhumanism.webs.com/apps/blog/show/44044165-conference-african-humanist-youth-days

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Entrance is free

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This one day event brings together academics, practitioners and policymakers to consider the solutions to the issue of witchcraft related violence.

Highlights

• Launch of ‘International Day of Action Against Witch-hunts.’

• Plenary from Professor Adam Ashforth, Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan. Author of Witchcraft, Violence, and Democracy in South Africa (University of Chicago Press), Madumo, A Man Bewitched (Chicago, 2000), and The Politics of Official Discourse in Twentieth Century South Africa (Oxford, the Clarendon Press, 1990), along with a bunch of articles. Winner of the 2005 Herskovits Prize, He is presently completing a book on witch trials in contemporary Malawi entitled The Trials of Mrs. K. to be published by the University of Chicago Press.

 


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