Africa is a continent of complex history, shaped by legacies of traumas. Slavery, colonialism, fragmented nationalism and protracted conflicts have adversely shaped Africa’s present realities while almost eroding its beauty and diversity. Beyond the physical damage done to this diverse continent by slavery, imperialism, war, terrorism, patriarchy, obstruction of African spiritualism and the pillaging of its natural resources are the psychological implications that have passed from one generation to the next. This continual stripping away of African identities and ways of life has a huge impact on the ensued disunity that exists in contemporary Africa. iAfrika’s inaugural (virtual) conference aims to explore what holistic intergenerational and collective healing means for Africa’s renaissance and interconnectedness (Ubuntu). The conference dives into the historical context of trauma to connect contemporary challenges, emphasize the significance of change as well as explore strategies for holistic healing drawing linkages across geographical and cultural boundaries for a transformed Africa.
Registration to open shortly on Eventbrite