New & Noteworthy: Jamaican History, Raising Children, and More | Sojourners

New & Noteworthy: Jamaican History, Raising Children, and More

Three culture recommendations from our editors.
The cover of "Black Church" features a photo of the inside of a black church during the Civil Rights movement. A scene from The Long Song depicts a 19th century British woman with an enslaved young Jamaican woman.

A Shared History

Based on Andrea Levy’s novel of the same name, The Long Song depicts a young woman coming of age in Jamaica, anticipating the imminent end to slavery and her servitude. The series displays Britain’s colonial history with the island and crafts a gripping rendering of survival, insurgence, and joy. PBS.

Radical Repair

Decolonizing Discipline: Children, Corporal Punishment, Christian Theologies, and Reconciliation presents practices from Indigenous experts to repair the harm children have endured due to colonial legacies. Edited by Valerie E. Michaelson and Joan E. Durrant, this practical book reimagines raising children. University of Manitoba Press.

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