Dialogues on Disability – Elvis Imafidon

It’s that time again! Shelley’s latest interview has been posted, and this time she talks to Elvis Imafidon about growing up with albinism in Nigeria; ontology in African traditions, and what analysing ideas of Being can tell us about issues faced by African countries today; disability and global justice; African ideas of alterity and otherness; and much more! As usual, it’s a fascinating and important read.

My guest today is Elvis Imafidon, who is currently a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at Ambrose Alli University in Nigeria. Elvis has research interests in both ontology and ethics and aims to show how an understanding of these areas can enable us to deal with issues such as disability, gender bias, corruption, and biomedical issues. He is especially interested in exploring how the ontology of African traditions can be used to understand how Africans view these issues. Beyond scholarship, Elvis really enjoys cooking, is in the habit of dragging the kitchen with his wife Sandra, and has a great time with his two beautiful daughters, Evelyn and Ellen.

You can read the whole interview here.