Witch Hunting is Not a Thing of the Past in Africa

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

Witch hunting is a thing of the past in the western world. Witch persecution is alluded as a tragic episode that happened centuries ago. Incidentally, this is not the case in many parts of Africa. Witch persecutions and trials are ongoing incidents in the region. Witchcraft accusation is a form of death sentence in many countries. 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 Igwe, 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.

The event will be held live on Zoom on Monday March 15th at 6:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. This event will be hosted as a free webinar and will be recorded and shared on our website/YouTube page for future accessibility. No registration is required for this event.

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


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