Three Books On...

... Voices from Africa

The Sacrifice of Africa: A Political Theology for Africa, by Emmanuel Katongole. Eerdmans. Duke University theologian and Catholic priest Emmanuel Katongole, a native of Uganda, takes a hard look at the many challenges facing his home continent and asserts the need for "imaginatively relocating" away from "the dominant story of power and violence that has shaped African social history." He lifts up the stories of Christian leaders Bishop Paride Taban in Sudan, Angelina Atyam in northern Uganda, and Maggy Barankitse in Burundi as models of a new way forward.

Hope Deferred: Narratives of Zimbabwean Lives, edited by Peter Orner and Annie Holmes. McSweeney's. This fifth volume in the Voice of Witness oral history series includes two dozen citizens of Zimbabwe from every walk of life and different political convictions, who tell their experiences of living through a once-prosperous country’s violent economic and political decline.

Clouds of Witnesses: Christian Voices from Africa and Asia, by Mark A. Noll and Carolyn Nystrom. IVP Books. A century ago, the majority of Christians lived in Europe and North America. Now the majority live in Africa and Asia. This collection of biographical sketches of diverse leaders from Africa, India, Korea, and China, ranging from the 1880s to the 1980s, give entry to distinctive experiences within the global church.

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