Indexing Transformation: 24th of October

Please join us this Thursday. Efua Prah, lecturer in Social Anthropology at Stellenbosch University, will be presenting a seminar on


The Shape of Motherhood:
A political economic approach to maternal health
in the Hague, Delft South Africa


This paper aims to explore the changing female body and the subsequent reconfigurations of embodiment, self, identity and personhood in Delft, Cape Town (South Africa), using the affective birthing journey as an analytical framework. It builds onto a wider project that explores the health realities of adolescent pregnant girls in South Africa. The paper positions bodies as producers and products of space, time and materiality, weaving and assembling daily practices that create and perpetuate meanings that are multiple and varied.

Efua Prah Poster


Date: Thursday 24th October

Time: 1pm – 2pm (Questions and answers until about 2.30pm)

Venue: Room 401

Address: 4th floor of the Arts and Social Sciences Building, on the corner of Merriman Avenue & Ryneveld Street.


Most seminars are made available for public viewing after the event on the Indexing Transformation YouTube channel.


Seminar information is also available on Twitter via @SocAnthSun.