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Festival of ideas - Token of loss - talk in library 1st November

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Saturday 1 November: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Centre of African Studies, Library 3rd floor, Alison Richard Building7 West Road, CB3 9DT

Event: 213

Dr Benson Mulemi, a medical anthropologist at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, will give a talk on stigma, spoilt identity and cancer rehabilitation in Kenya. Cancer therapy and rehabilitative technologies act as reminders of the loss of identity and pre-morbidity personhood. The talk will examine patients and survivors’ perspectives on their body and social function, and identity, drawing on hospital ethnography in Kenya.

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