In this session we will learn about the Jakara River and the Niger Delta in Nigeria. The Niger Delta is widely considered to be one of the most environmentally damaged ecosystems in the world. Why are stories so vital to communicating the work of local river guardians and activists? We will be discussing different local storytelling traditions with community theatre practitioner Stephen Okpadah and Hausa oral historian Kamilu Hassan Hamza. We will learn about storytelling within a Hausa animism and spirit possession oral tradition. Is it possible to be possessed by the spirit of black waters?
This event is part of the Guardians of the River online course, offered by Advaya and Guardians Worldwide.