The Catholic University of Malawi has organized a public lecturer on blood suckers this Friday afternoon at Assembly Hall at the campus.
The public lecturer whose topic is: Blood Suckers: The People’s Medium of Expressing the Impact of Inequalities and Anti-Social Behaviours in Malawian Society, will have Anthony Mtuta and Sangwani Tembo as speakers.
The recent lynchings of strangers and community members suspected to be harbouring bloodsuckers have shocked the nation, and have made global headlines.
The blood sucking scare has also spread to other districts such as Zomba, Chiradzulu, Thyolo and Nsanje.
Blood sucking is referred to the extracting of blood from a living person in physical and mysterious ways.
This presentation is focused on uncovering the root causes of the blood sucking scare, from an anthropological perspective.
According to this perspective blood sucking fears emanate from economic, social and political inequalities that have affected traditional social structures of the society.
The presentation gives recommendations and discusses limitations on how anthropology can play a role in offering cultural interpretations to contemporary issues.
Anthony Mtuta is an assistant lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at the Catholic University of Malawi.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology & Sociology from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa in Nairobi Kenya, a Diploma in Philosophy & Theology, and is currently pursuing a Master of Environmental Studies degree at CUNIMA.
Sangwani Tembo is an assistant lecturer in the Department of Anthropology. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the Catholic University of Malawi.
Currently he is pursuing a Master of Environmental Studies at CUNIMA. He has published in the Journal of the Catholic University of Malawi (Jocunima).Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :