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Africa Table - When the Ancestor Speaks: Memory, Trauma, and Healing in The Ariran's Last Life

Join the Center for African Studies for our weekly lunchtime lecture series.
Speaker: Maria E. Hamilton Abegunde, Visiting Lecturer, African American & African Diaspora Studies, Indiana University Bloomington.
Maria E. Hamilton Abegunde is an egungun (ancestral) priest in the Yoruba Orisa tradition, a Lecturer in the department of African & African Diaspora Studies, and the Director of the Graduate Mentoring Center at Indiana University, Bloomingtom. Her research focuses on embodied memory of the Middle Passage, the ways in which unresolved ancestral emotions shape the lives of descendants, and the links between ancestral wounding, contemporary violence, illness, and disease.
You are also invited to attend Dr. Hamilton's workshop tomorrow, Thursday, May 19 at 5:30pm at the Bolivar House on "Memory, Cloth, Body, Text: Calling Egungun (the Bones) to Life". For more information and to RSVP, please visit the event webpage:



Wednesday, May 18, 2016. 12:00 PM


Encina Hall West, Room 219, 417 Galvez Mall


Center for African Studies




Open to the public. Lunch will be served.