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Georgette Ledgister, Visiting Lecturer on Women’s Studies and African Religions, WSRP Research Associate 2020–21

Video: Gods, Guns, and Girls: Gender, Agency, and Spirituality in a Congolese Rebel Movement

February 24, 2021

As part of the 2020-21 WSRP Lecture Series, Georgette Ledgister (Agnes Scott College), Visiting Lecturer on Women's Studies and African Religions, gave the lecture, “Gods, Guns, and Girls: Gender, Agency, and Spirituality in a Congolese Rebel Movement.”

While most accounts of war treat women solely as victims of violence, Ledgister's study focuses on a woman who rose to the highest ranks of the Mai-Mai Rebel movement in the Democratic Republic of Congo through a gender-defying engagement with ancestral power. (...

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