Arts & Culture

Online: African Gods and Goddesses – Nzingha Lecture 39

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | 22 April 2020
ONLINE | FREE

In this Queen Nzingha lecture, we detail some of the highly developed spiritual belief systems that existed in various advanced African civilisations prior to European invasion.

We will cover:

  • Cultural appropriation of African god concepts by the Greeks and Romans
  • Male and female god concepts; why is the modern Christian god always male?
  • Matriarchal spiritual systems, beyond the Orishas
  • The Catholic church and the process of sainthood: how real people become saints and legends
  • Religion as suppression/liberation
  • Ancient African civilisations
  • Surviving African culture/spirituality in the Caribbean

This is an online talk via Zoom.

Your Zoom link will be sent to you after you register .

About the Nzingha lecture series:

Queen Nzinga was an African Queen who fought against the European invasion of southern Africa (Congo/Angola). The Queen Nzinga lecture series features African female academics / holders of expert knowledge, speaking on topics of their choice. The Nzinga lecture series will provide a regular platform for women of African descent to highlight important issues in an academic setting.

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