What I Learned This Week – A Different Point Of View…

This week, I realized that all of the books/films I’ve encountered about missionaries have come from a missionary’s point of view. So, I asked The Horde* for books/stories written from the point of view of the people who missionaries (colonizers??) came to save.

Here are the recommendations I received:
Nervous Condition by Tsitsi Dangerembga
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Early books by Ngugi Wa Thiongo: A Grain of Wheat, Weep Not Child, I’ll Marry When I Want

I got some reading to do.

*The Horde = the good folks who hang out at Ta-Nehisi Coates’ blog at the Atlantic.

Published by Tawanna

Sometimes writer, most times editor. Lover of mysteries and 70s/80s horror movies. Author of The Next Girl (short story collection) and The Closet Case (mystery).

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