Death is inevitable, but in many African cultures talking about it is not. In fact, talking about death is taboo.
In this edition of Africa in Progress, we try to find out why. We hear from youth across the continent, a medical doctor, an academic and people who very often get up close and personal with death: mortuary attendants. From these conversations, it’s clear that some believe freely thinking and talking about death can help us plan our lives better, while others think we fear death because we value life so much.
Presenter and producer: King James Yiye, with additional interviews by Winnie Onyimbo
Guests: Vox pops from young people from across the continent
Timaxx Benjamin and Hilary Brown (Liberia/Nigeria)
Dr. Kenneth Ityô, Nachafa Raymond and Daniel Shishima (Nigeria)