The Resource Between africa and the west : a story of discovery, (ebook)

Between africa and the west : a story of discovery, (ebook)

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Between africa and the west : a story of discovery
Title
Between africa and the west
Title remainder
a story of discovery
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Language
eng
Summary
Where is home? There were plenty of twists and turns in Sahr Yambasus journey from a small remote village in Sierra Leone to becoming a Christian missionary in Ireland, driving a taxi in Galway and having a home in Carlow and Bray. This is a story of that journey. In telling it, Dr. Yambasu deals with the important and global themes of culture, colonization, change, resistance, conversion, displacement, development, identity, prejudice and the longing for his home country. He does so in an illuminating, thought-provoking, refreshingly honest and engaging way. This is a very human story which many who have left home to make a living in a different country and culture can easily identify with. Here is a distinctive voice which needs to be heard. What happens when a child in Africa sponsored by western charity grows up? Sahr John Yambasu was educated thanks to the philanthropy of a family of English Methodists and in the style of Edel Quinn made a pact with God to devote his life to spreading the Christian message. His route from frugal existence in Sierra Leone to life in ministry in Ireland, where he also became a war refugee, is told with great insight, humour and wisdom. The diaspora is a familiar theme in Irish literature but here we have the memoirs of an immigrant, a valuable realigning of the normal Irish perspective on the world. Sometimes moving and occasionally hilarious, Yambasu describes how he nearly gets himself run over crossing a street in Belfast just to greet another black man. As the father of three children in an inter-race marriage and one, moreover, who has worked as a Galway taxi-driver - he also questions Irelands avowed commitment to multiculturalism...a much wider audience will benefit from its reading. Joe Humphreys Irish Times journalist and author
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Yambasu, Sahr John
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non fiction
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  • Yambasu, Sahr John
  • Methodist Church
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Between africa and the west : a story of discovery, (ebook)
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text
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txt
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1 online resource
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  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781490709802
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12103314
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remote
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12103314
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MWT12103314
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Between africa and the west : a story of discovery, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781490709802
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12103314
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12103314
System control number
MWT12103314
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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