Summoned from the Margin: Homecoming of an African

Summoned from the Margin: Homecoming of an African

by Lamin Sanneh
ISBN-10:
0802867421
ISBN-13:
9780802867421
Pub. Date:
09/24/2012
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
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Summoned from the Margin: Homecoming of an African


Summoned from the Margin tells the story of Lamin Sanneh's fascinating journey from his upbringing in an impoverished village in West Africa to education in the United States and Europe to a distinguished career teaching at the Universities of Yale, Harvard, Aberdeen, and Ghana.

He grew up in a polygamous household in The Gambia and attended a government-run Muslim boarding school. A chance encounter with Helen Keller's autobiography taught him that education and faith are the key to overcoming physical and personal hardship and inspired his journey. Burning theological questions about God's nature and human suffering eventually led Sanneh to convert from Islam to Christianity and to pursue a career in academia. Here he recounts the unusually varied life experiences that have made him who he is today.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802867421
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/24/2012
Pages: 299
Sales rank: 1,154,213
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Kelefa Sanneh xi

Acknowledgments xiv

Part I

1 What God Wills 3

2 Negotiating Childhood 23

3 Second Wind 36

4 Exile at Home 64

5 Knocking on the Door 82

6 Challenged 103

Part II

7 New World 125

8 Intercontinental Vistas 146

9 Boomerang 158

10 Clipped Cedars 172

11 Beyond Jihad 191

Part III

12 Native Tongue 209

13 Turning Point 221

14 Homecoming 239

15 Rock of Ages 256

Index and Glossary 277

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