Dr Charlotte Baker is a Lecturer in French in the Department of Languages and Cultures at Lancaster University. Her research interests include representations of albinism in sub-Saharan Africa, and questions of marginality and power in French and Francophone literature.
  • Albinism in Africa website. Please credit the photographer: Rick Guidotti, Positive Exposure.

    Albinism in Africa

    September is Albinism Awareness month in Africa, an event that is increasing in profile thanks to the work of the associations and NGOs that advocate for people with albinism. It is just one of many recent initiatives that aim to raise awareness of a genetic condition that is now recognised as life-threatening in parts of Africa.