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Witch-Hunting is Not a Thing of the Past in Africa

May 15, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

While witch-hunting is a thing of the past in the western world, witch persecutions and trials are ongoing incidents in Africa today. Across the continent, thousands, mainly women and elderly persons, are accused, tried, attacked, killed, imprisoned or banished every year. Join us on Monday, May 15th for a fascinating virtual lecture given by Dr. Leo Lgwe, Director of the Advocacy for Alleged Witches. In this presentation, Dr. Igwe will use several cases to illustrate the range of witch persecution and why this early modern phenomenon persists in contemporary Africa.


May 15, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm