Disability in Kenya: Culture and Advocacy

Description: An ongoing project exploring cultural constructions of disability, community support mechanisms, and advocacy projects for disabled persons in Kenya. The Center organized a one-week residency in November 2005 for Dr. Mbugua wa-Mungai, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, and Dr. Kimani Njogu, Twaweza Communications, Nairobi. The next steps include a meeting in Nairobi in June 2007 and a quarter-long teaching residency at OSU for the Kenyan scholars in Autumn 2007. Participating OSU faculty come from the departments of African American and African Studies, Comparative Studies, Design, and English.

Contact: Nina Berman, berman.58@osu.edu.

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