Life Experiences of People with Albinism in Gaborone, Botswana

Tendani Moseki-Lowani

University of Botswana, Botswana.

Kgosietsile Maripe *

University of Botswana, Botswana.

Onkabetse Mpapho

University of Botswana, Botswana.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

It has been observed that, despite the efforts by various stakeholders to raise awareness on oculocutaneous albinism and research around the issue globally, regionally, and nationally, stigma and marginalization plague many communities in Botswana. The study explores the life experiences of people with albinism. It draws from the direct testimony of people with albinism. In addition, the study contributes to existing knowledge on a visible disability more than its physical and mental limitations. Thus, it promotes awareness of what appearance means cross-culturally and suggest ways in which the situation could be addressed and enhanced.

Keywords: Albinism, stigma, marginalization plague


How to Cite

Moseki-Lowani , Tendani, Kgosietsile Maripe, and Onkabetse Mpapho. 2023. “Life Experiences of People With Albinism in Gaborone, Botswana”. Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology 42 (31):1-14. https://doi.org/10.9734/cjast/2023/v42i314211.

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