Arts & Culture
The Cry of African Women Book Launch: Walking Towards Cultural Freedom
- 10:00 pm
19 October 2019
The Mary Seacole Centre | FREE
As part of the launch of the much-anticipated ‘The Cry of African Women’ the incredible new book by Brigitte Gambou, we are holding a special evening discussing African culture and it’s affect on African families especially women and children.
The Cry of African Women aims to be one of the key books that stand on the forefront speaking against Gender Based Violence in Africa. The book is packed with personal stories of women who have suffered at the hands of people influenced by African culture and traditions.
Such atrocities include:
- Domestic Violence
- Female Genital Mutilation
- Child Marriage
- Hyena Practice (Sexual Cleansing)
- Death of the 10th Child
- The Assassination of Disabled Children
These practices often are in secret and are usually sanctioned by the families of the victims, in the name of culture.
On the night we shall be hearing from victims of gender based violence and their experience of African traditions.
The debate will be introduced by founder of Fight for the Dignity of African Women Children and author of The Cry of African Women, Brigitte Gambou and our team of expert panellists asking: Why are African Traditions so important? Why are such atrocities carried out in the name of culture? We invite members of the audience to engage and ask questions to participate in the debate.
The evening will culminate in a screening of the new film ‘In The Name of Culture’ and book signing.
This is a FREE event. Over 16 only.