Leo Igwe is the founder of the Nigerian Humanist Movement, a former representative of the International Humanist and Ethical Union, a human rights activist, and a journalist who has published scores of essays in the last decade in media such as Modern Ghana, Ghana Web, The Maravi Post, Butterflies and Wheels, Sahara Reporters, African Herald Express, the James Randi Educational Foundation, the Freethinker, and the USA think tank Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology.
He is currently working on his PhD at the University of Bayreuth in Germany. His doctoral thesis is on “Witchcraft Accusations and their Social Impact.”
Igwe is also a member of the Brighter Brains Institute. Its mission is to promote humanism in Africa, by building and supporting humanist schools, clinics, and orphanages.
BBI has recently collected many of Igwe’s essays in an ebook, entitled, No God, No Saviour. His articles discuss humanism and atheism in multiple African countries, and are catalogued semi-alphabetically, from Botswana to Zimbabwe. Problems caused by religions in Africa – Islam, Christianity, and traditional witchcraft – are carefully documented by Igwe. The book can be purchased at BBI’s “market” webpage for $5 US. It was edited by BBI Board member Karen Zelevinsky and the cover was designed by BBI Board member Alex McGilvery.