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The White Man of God

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This novel of wisdom and charm tells the story of Tansa, a boy growing up in a Cameroonian village which has been split down the middle by the arrival of a missionary - the white man of God.
Unknown Binding, 151 pages
Published January 1st 1980 by Heinemann Educational Books
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Megan
Jul 25, 2008 rated it really liked it
Ah, the White Man of God. A must-read for anyone spending time in or curious about the Northwest Province of Cameroon...or anglophone West Africa...or anyone with questions about the role of Christianity vs. tradition in Africa. Not for anyone who might get offended at some critical questioning of Christianity...

For most of the time I was reading this book, it was my main topic of conversation with anyone I could find to talk about it with...not hard since it's required reading in Cameroonian se
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Monique Ndagha
Mar 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Definitely an interesting book analyzing the introduction of Christianity in an African village and the effects seen through the eyes of a young boy. It triggered inspiration and passion for this subject. Loved it.
Forest
Apr 17, 2008 rated it liked it
A perspective of Christianity from the perspective of an animist west-African, eventually reaching a conclusion similar to that of Isaac of Nineveh's regarding the mercy of God.
Trésor Gahungu
Dec 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
It is the image of colonialism, the flaw of the white men( missionaries) who brought christianism in Africa. It shows both success and Limits of Christianity.
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