On Tuesday, 29th November, Webster University Ghana will host its Inaugural Global Conversations public reading series featuring award-winning journalist, Esther A. Armah discussing her latest book, EMOTIONAL JUSTICE: A Roadmap for Racial Healing at the Webster University Ghana Campus. The book has been a #1 New Release on Amazon in two different categories; General Sociology of Race Relations and Cultural Anthropology for six straight weeks and cited as a crucial tool and resource that is transformative in its approach to issues of systemic racism and racial healing.
About Emotional Justice: A Roadmap for Racial Healing
After launching Emotional Justice: A Roadmap for Racial Healing, in the US and the UK, Armah is will launch this groundbreaking powerful work in Accra, Ghana, her native homeland.
Emotional Justice grapples with how a legacy of untreated trauma from oppressive systems has created and sustained dual deadly fictions: white superiority and Black inferiority that shape—and wound—all of us. Armah writes that these systems must be dismantled to build a future, an Africa that serves Africans, and creates a humanity centered justice.
“We are the dismantlers we have been waiting for, and Emotional Justice is the game changer for a just future that benefits all of us,” says Armah who argues that the crucial missing piece to racial healing and sustainable equity is, “Emotional Justice—a new racial healing language to help us do our emotional work.”
The Emotional Justice book connects and highlights the histories of oppression to what is happening now, what is going wrong, and how we can put it right.
In preparation for the Ghana launch, Armah states, “Here in Ghana, and across the Continent, we need healing from the systems of enslavement and colonialism that shape our relationship to Africa, and that show up in our economy, our education system, our infrastructure. Africa needs Emotional Justice. There is also the shared untreated trauma between America and Ghana due to oppressive systems that export a narrative of Africa as wretched, poverty-stricken resulting in global perceptions that shape public engagement.”
The Ghana launch of Emotional Justice will feature a discussion with Armah moderated by Francis Abba, a dramatized reading by Pearl Korkor Darkey and a book signing at Webster University Ghana’s campus.
Free to attend with registration:
For its Inaugural Global Conversations Public Reading Series, Webster Ghana partners with The AIEJ and Vidya Books to create and hold global, world-shaping conversations with a range of thinkers, leaders, and writers from Africa and around the world.
Webster University is an American university based in St. Louis, Missouri with a 107-year track record of academic excellence. The university has been a respected leader in the field of international education and offers undergraduate, graduate and summer abroad programs to students from over 31 countries. Learn more: https://webster.edu.gh/