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.