Prisons in Africa: Imprint, value, justice, reform

Explorations in Carceral Geography is a participatory and interdisciplinary seminar series, organised by Christophe Mincke, Olivier Milhaud and Anna Schliehe.

Wednesday 6 April 2022, 10:00-12:00 CET


Marie Morelle, Frédéric Le Marcis, and Julia Hornberger edited Confinement, Punishment and Prisons in Africa (Routledge, 2021).  Winding up with the rhetoric of exceptionalism, they present a nuanced critique of the prison experience in diverse detention facilities across Africa. What makes their work so intriguing are the comparisons they were able to draw across a wide range of case studies and research approaches.

Invited speakers:

  • Julia Hornberger: University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Frédéric Le Marcis: ENS Lyon, France
  • Marie Morelle: University of Lumière Lyon 2, France