Professor Anika Wilson of the Department of Africology, University of Wisconsin, will present a lecture on her book "Folklore, Gender, and AIDS in Malawi: No Secret Under the Sun."
Book Description: Informal folk narrative genres such as gossip, advice, rumor, and urban legends provide a unique lens through which to discern popular formations of gender conflict and AIDS beliefs. This is the first book on AIDS and gender in Africa to draw primarily on such narratives. By exploring tales of love medicine, gossip about romantic rivalries, rumors of mysterious new diseases, marital advice, and stories of rape, among others, it provides rich, personally grounded insights into the everyday struggles of people living in an era marked by social upheaval.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact Katie Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-624-3073