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CANCELED: Barbara Cooper, ‘Countless Blessings: A History of Childbirth and Reproduction in the Sahel’

April 2, 2020 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Barbara M. Cooper is a professor of history at Rutgers University. Her new book, Countless Blessings, is a book on the history of childbirth and reproduction in the Sahel. prof. Cooper sets out to understand childbirth in a country with the world’s highest fertility rate and an alarmingly high rate of maternal and infant mortality. She shows how the environment, slavery and abolition, French military rule, and the rapid expansion of Islam have all influenced childbirth and fertility in Niger from the 19th century to the present day. This talk is part of the Jama series sponsored by the Carolina Seminar in African Ecology and Social Processes. The Jama is open to all area faculty and graduate students in any discipline. Light refreshments will be served. Please Contact: Stacey Sewall sewall@email.unc.edu for more information.

Details

Date:
April 2, 2020
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Venue

FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
Phone:
+1.919.962.2435

Organizer

African Studies Center
Phone:
+1.919.962.1522
Email:
sewall@email.unc.edu
Website:
http://africa.unc.edu/