Download PDF by Clarinda Higgins,William Armstrong: Against the Current: How Albert Schweitzer Inspired a Young

By Clarinda Higgins,William Armstrong

“Against the present” recounts the African adventures of Mark Higgins, the 18-year-old scion of a brand new England business kin who elects to pursue his personal future instead of the only his father charted for him.
In 1959 he postpones collage, travels to West Africa, and turns into the 1st pupil employees member on the health center run through Albert Schweitzer, the well-known Nobel Peace Prize laureate, thinker and clinical missionary.
The Schweitzer health center is an highbrow crossroads for world-famous students, researchers and peace activists. It’s an eye-opening schooling for the younger guy. What’s extra, the health center is staffed via appealing ecu nurses and some good-looking medical professionals whose own lives occasionally develop into as heated because the equatorial climate.
Higgins works as a handyman, trains to turn into a clinical technician and is helping deal with lepers. He assists 3 cardiologists who make a break-through discovery. He lives one of the natives, absorbs tribal tradition and stories life-changing occasions that construct his self-confidence.
After a 12 months of labor, Higgins leaves the Schweitzer sanatorium and embarks on a brave solo trip around the African continent with Israel as his vacation spot. because the rising international locations of Africa achieve their freedom in 1960, the worldwide stability of strength is altering. Africa sits on the nexus of east-west competition, in addition to being a cauldron of inter-tribal war. His travels take him deep into the Congo, the place he'll be out of touch for weeks.
This completely researched and richly particular narrative describes a tender man’s quest for authenticity and objective at a time the most important to African independence. Mark Higgins leaves legacies that experience a profound influence on society greater than part a century later.

Show description

Read or Download Against the Current: How Albert Schweitzer Inspired a Young Man's Journey PDF

Similar african history books

Download e-book for iPad: Frontiers Of Unity: An Experiment in Afro-Arab Cooperation by Francis Deng

This booklet bargains with the clash among Northern and Southern Sudan over the Abeyi quarter and different border parts. This sector has traditionally been a version of peaceable coexistence and cooperation yet given that its independence it has develop into some extent of violent disagreement. Frontiers of team spirit presents a necessary heritage to the complexities of the clash, taking a look at the standards at the back of it and calling for the solution of Africa’s longest working dispute.

Land, Mobility, and Belonging in West Africa: Natives and - download pdf or read online

Targeting a space of the savannah in northern Ghana and southwestern Burkina Faso, Land, Mobility, and Belonging in West Africa explores how rural populations have secured, contested, and negotiated entry to land and the way they've got prepared their groups regardless of being continually at the circulation as farmers or migrant workers.

História da África e dos africanos (Portuguese Edition) by Analúcia Danilevicz Pereira,Luiz Dario Teixeira PDF

Esta obra busca motivar a sociedade a conhecer a experiência do Continente Africano, que tanto contribuiu para o desenvolvimento da humanidade. Este conhecimento é indispensável para a superação de estereótipos e preconceitos ainda vigentes, em pleno século XXI. Também se faz necessário conhecer melhor a realidade africana e sua política internacional, especialmente a diplomacia interafricana e os contatos com os novos atores presentes naquele continente.

Download PDF by M. Eze: Intellectual History in Contemporary South Africa

In reading the highbrow background in modern South Africa, Eze engages with the emergence of ubuntu as one discourse that has turn into a reflect and aftermath of South Africa s total ancient narrative. This publication interrogates a triple socio-political illustration of ubuntu as a displacement narrative for South Africa s colonial cognizance; as providing a brand new nationwide imaginary via its inclusive recognition, during which diversified, competing, and sometimes opposed stories and histories are accommodated; and as providing a historicity within which the previous is remodeled as a logo of desire for the current and the longer term.

Additional info for Against the Current: How Albert Schweitzer Inspired a Young Man's Journey

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Against the Current: How Albert Schweitzer Inspired a Young Man's Journey by Clarinda Higgins,William Armstrong


by Ronald
4.1

Rated 4.95 of 5 – based on 30 votes