This Our Exile: A Spiritual Journey with the Refugees of East Africa
ISBN: 1570759235
EAN13: 9781570759239
Language: English
Pages: 219
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Orbis Books
Book Overview
Seamlessly combining spiritual writing, reportage, travel narrative, humor, and recent history, bestselling author James Martin recalls his time as a young Jesuit working with the refugees in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. Drawing on his previous experience in the business world, he imagined that he had much to teach the refugees. But they would end up teaching him much more about life, about survival and faith, and about love and friendship. With stories that are by turns frankly incredible, darkly comic, inspirational, tragic, and always provocative, this compelling work is a wonderfully realized tribute to our shared humanity.