Color Specifications and the Othering of Persons with Albinism in Sub-Saharan African Traditions

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Kenneth Abudu


albinotic body, Sub-Saharan Africa , color specifications


My intention in this paper is to examine how specific colors contribute to the discrimination against persons with albinism. In doing this, I examine colors in sub-Saharan African Traditions, with reference to Esan and Alan thought systems. I argue that the understanding of some specific is one of the bases of the discrimination against persons with albinism. I conclude by examining the roles arts can play in re-representing persons with albinism in a way that is inclusive.

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