Meandering Em's

Passion is books, photography, running and traveling. Also passionate about environmental issues.

The Poor Christ of Bomba - Mongo Beti, Gerald Moore This is a very readable book about a Catholic missionary in Cameroon. It shows the problems of colonialism in the Africa and the corruptness of the Catholic church. The book is written from the viewpoint of a teenage boy, Denis, as he travels with the top ranking Catholic leader throughout the countryside surrounding Bomba. The white missionary totally misunderstands the African culture with tragic results. I was appalled at all the "wickedness" that existed at the mission with appalling indifference of the officials. I felt sorry for the abused African women who were misused by both the white and black men. This book is an eye-opener to a different culture which is turned onto its head by French colonizers and their missionaries.

Currently reading

The Waiting Years
Fumiko Enchi
Progress: 94/208 pages
Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock
Derrick Z. Jackson, Stephen W. Kress
Progress: 33/376 pages