Saturday, June 14, 2008

Journey to Africa



Title: Culture Smart! Kenya
Author: Jane Barsby
Publisher: Kuperard
Date Published: 2007
Printed: Malaysia
ISBN: 978-1-85733-349-7
List: $9.95
Paid: $9.95

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Date 06/14/2008
n/w?: Need

Comment: If you are one of the few people who have followed this project from the beginning or have just found it recently and actually took the time to read back through all the old posts, you may remember, while I was defining the purpose of this project, I voiced my desire to do mission work in Africa. At the time, though I would have loved to do so, the opportunity wasn't available. However, less than a year later, a door has been opened that will lead me to Kenya this fall. I have known about it for a couple months now, but just committed to the trip yesterday. I am very excited to finally make this journey and I have a lot to do in the upcoming months to prepare for it. For the last few years, faith has been an important part of my life and it has played a large roll in how I've dealt with this experience and how I've grown from it. We are such a privileged society, and far too often we take those privileges for granted. I know that this trip will have a profound impact on my evolving perception of our consumer culture as I experience first hand what it means to have not.

You can read more about my upcoming trip at journeytokenya.info

3 comments:

Erik said...

you should check out this novel
http://www.amazon.com/Devil-Cross-African-Writers-Thiongo/dp/0435908448/ref=pd_bbs_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1213937176&sr=8-2
An amazing story that will take you deep into the complexity of a post colonial country. Kenya has come a long way from the time of this book, but the issues are still on the front page news( the political violence after the latest election).
This book uses religious symbols to draw out the realities and hypocrisy of the political and economic systems in Kenya.

lauren said...

Off topic, but probably of interest to you:

Nau is back!

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/06/nau-outdoor-eco-clothier-is-back.php

.BWJ. said...

Thanks Lauren,

I saw and was very excited about the news!