African Spirituality in London

Sunday 8 August 6pm
Showcase of elements of ancient African spirituality, white media stereotypes and how and where to practice pre-European invasion rituals

This event is organised by Black History Walks in conjunction with the Sarah Parker Remond Centre at U.C.L.

In the last ten years, there has been an increase in interest in and practice of African spirituality in London. Dr Asantewa initiated annual spiritual pilgrimages to honour the river deity Osun in South London, connecting with the annual Osogbo Festival in Nigeria. In this illustrated online talk Dr Asantewa will take us through:

  • Elements of ancient African spirituality and its survival
  • Media mis-representation of indigenous African practices
  • The role of women in African spiritual systems
  • Faith as armour against white supremacy
  • Cultural imperialism and its impact on African spirituality
  • How to open to spirit and ritual practices .

About the speaker: Dr Michelle Asantewa is the editor and publisher of In Search of Mami Wata, an anthology of narratives and images of African Water spirits. She is also course leader on Black History Walks 12-week course, African Women Resistance Leaders: Political and Spiritual. Above image from Iola Williams.

This is an online event the link will be sent to the email you register with please check your JUNK mail. Look out for our new book Black History Walks in London Volume 1 from Jacaranda Books

Coming Soon: Other online events from

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About the Sarah Parker Remond Centre at UCL

The University College London Sarah Parker Remond Centre for the Study of Racism and Racialisation explores the impact of racism – scientific, metaphysical and cultural. Part of the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies, they work closely with many partners on-site to provide a focal point for scholarship, teaching and public engagement activities that are addressed to various problems of racial inequality and hierarchy

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