|Posted by M. A. on June 21, 2016 at 12:05 PM|
African Humanist Youth Days Conference
Youth Perspectives on Strategies to End Witch-hunts
22nd – 24th July, Nairobi
Jimlizer Hotel, Buruburu, Nairobi, Kenya
Entrance is free
This one day event brings together academics, practitioners and policymakers to consider the solutions to the issue of witchcraft related violence.
• 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.