Pollution: Concepts of Taboo in the Analysis of Danger and Purity
by Audrey C P Moungolo Iboumbi
Learn about the anthropological basis for many of the traditional and cultural Congolese
practices related to religion and the way in which these practices are thought to impact
one’s life, both then and now.
Our Congolese ancestors believed that the best way to respect religious conventions was
to avoid pollution – or sin and uncleanliness – in society because it represented an evil
spirit that impacted both the soul and the body. A work of nonfiction, Pollution: Concepts
of Taboo in the Analysis of Danger & Purity details many aspects of Congolese culture as
it pertains to pollution, particularly those related to anthropological taboos associated with
sexual health and reproduction.
Having been born and raised among these beliefs, Audrey C P Moungolo Iboumbi
brings a first-person perspective that allows the reader to better understand what may be
foreign or unfamiliar concepts through personal stories and details.
About the Author
Born in the République of Congo, Audrey C P Moungolo Iboumbi eventually studied journalism in Benin in West Africa, where she worked as a reporter for several years. In 2009, she earned her Bachelor’s degree and professional license to become a journalist.
Five years later, Moungolo Iboumbi became a United States citizen, and in 2016, she earned her Associate’s degree from Harry Truman College. Recently, she earned her second Bachelor’s degree in Film and Digital Media Production from Loyola University Chicago and is now pursuing her Master’s program in Film at the California College of the Arts.
Moungolo Iboumbi’s hobbies include reading, writing, and watching movies.
Pollution: Concepts of Taboo in the Analysis of Danger & Purity is her first book.
(2021, hardcover, 86 pages)