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April 2015 book reviews

tiger queens

The Tiger Queens, Stephanie Thornton This historical fiction novel follows four women in the court of Genghis Khan and his sons. The brutality and fragility of life for women is clear but each of them comes to wield a degree of influence. This is not merely imagination on the part […]

There was more going on than ‘evangelism’

fb evangelism

I wrote on Facebook: I called it an ‘evangelistic conversation’ but I really don’t like the term. ‘Evangelism’ can have negative connotations of conquest and for 200 years Africa has been the plaything of European imperial ambition (let alone the colonisation that came before that). This conversation highlighted that poignantly. […]