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Some moral issues arising from the representations of albinism in African

When: Thursday, 08 June 2017 - Thursday, 08 June 2017
Where: Parktown Health Sciences Campus
LT3, Medical School Building,
Start time:13:00

Dr Elvis Imafidon will deliver a talk on albinism in Africa.

Persons with albinism are often socially represented as disabled, queer and harmful beings by sub-Saharan African indigenous communities, despite the biological facts to the contrary. In this talk, Imafidon will discuss the ethical dimension of, and some immediate and latent moral issues that emerge from, such representations as an essential path to work in seeking for effective solutions to the challenges faced by the African albino population.

 

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