Mami Water, Images of African Water Spirits

Mami Water, Images of African Water Spirits

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mercredi 17 février de 18:30 à 20:00

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Preview and discussion of Dr Michelle Asantewa's new book detailing pre-colonial African female spiritual belief systems and their imagery

In search of Mami Wata, Narratives & Images of African Water Spirits is a celebration of African Water deities. All African indigenous spiritual practices have variations of water spirits. Although European cultural imperialism identifies the West African Mami Wata as arising from the period of colonisation, this deity is primordial and universal as it is connected to the natural force of water. In other guises she is identified with Mami Osun, Olukun and Yemaya, some of the Orisa found in the Yoruba Ifa tradition. In this full colour anthology she is portrayed and celebrated in fiction and non-fiction narratives and images that will inspire and reconnect her many children across the African continent and diaspora.

Editor Dr Michelle Asantewa will take us behind the scenes for each chapter, give greater context and take questions on African goddesses and spiritual systems

This is an online event the link will be sent one hour before the start please check your JUNK mail. Look out for our new book Black History Walks in London Volume 1 from Jacaranda Books

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