Breath of Kenya: Medicine, Mystery and Women in Rural Kenya

Breath of Kenya: Medicine, Mystery and Women in Rural Kenya

by Charles Herrick
     
 

A greatly expanded version of his original work, Breath of Kenya, Medicine, Mystery and Women in Rural Africa delightfully and dramatically relives the experience of a lone white adventurer on his first missionary journey to a primitive and remote African village.
Charles Herrick lives among the mud huts and strange customs of Kenya in a manner not unlike the…  See more details below

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A greatly expanded version of his original work, Breath of Kenya, Medicine, Mystery and Women in Rural Africa delightfully and dramatically relives the experience of a lone white adventurer on his first missionary journey to a primitive and remote African village.
Charles Herrick lives among the mud huts and strange customs of Kenya in a manner not unlike the Africa of centuries gone by. He comes across a creeping health malady that is killing scores of villagers. Though not a doctor, he determines to resolve it.
Written in an engaging style that takes you from intrigue to abhorrence, empathy to anger, the quirky humor often makes you laugh out loud while offering a balance to the tragic occurrences captured so poignantly and personally.
In this version there is a significantly greater focus on the women of rural Kenya captures the eerie taboos and rituals as well as the daunting daily lives of village women. Some of it is shocking. Some of it is maddening. Most of it you have never heard of before. You will come to admire the strength of the women of Kenya.
This book touches the heart, the mind and the funny bone. It is one of those books that pulls you in, holds onto you and makes you see things a little differently for a at least a brief period of time - but most likely forever.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451584479
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/17/2010
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

Meet the Author

Charles Herrick is a writer and relief worker, serving alone in the most challenging settings in the underdeveloped world. He has been to the mud huts of Kenya, the slums of Bombay, and other places rarely mentioned in Condé Nast. In Africa he resolved an epidemic. In India he treated lepers and untouchables for all kinds of health ailment. Later in the high mountains of Southern India, he taught a woman to walk again who had been crippled since the age of 5 and who had not walked in 33 years.
Charles continues to write on a variety of topics. Most recently, he has recounted a number of memorable and moving conversations with women who were dealing with the problems that many modern women confront. The book is Women in My Office. It is unique in its ability to capture both the emotion and the complexity of a wide range of issues.
Charles is a Seattle native. He married Kristy while in college and he feels that was the best decision of his life. They have three great kids, Lexie, Mason and Walker, along with llamas, two chickens and a bulldog named Bullard, who is very dull and dependent.

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