Growing up in Nigeria




I am re-posting this from Eclectic Global Nomad

I recently finished reading Gods of Noonday: A White Girl’s African Life by Elaine Neil Orr.  It is a memoir of a Missionary Kid (MK) who grew up in Nigeria, West Africa.  She writes it while she is waiting for a kidney transplant and possibly facing death.

I’m still not sure what I think about this book.  I don’t usually identify with MK’s since they often have issues regarding their faith and feelings of abandonment I just don’t relate to.  However, her description of life in Nigeria is beautifully written and brought back a flood of memories for me.  The book is also interesting historically because she lived there during the Nigerian civil war.  The war was all around her.

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  1. I normally read your blog on my iPhone meaning I don’t usually see your full site just the mobile version. Today I’m on my computer and see on your site that you wrote a book! How cool! Did it take a long time and was it hard to get published? I would love to read it and will have to put it on my list!

    1. Yes, buy my book!! 🙂 It took a few years to write it and I self-published. I see you were in town recently. Next time you come this way, let’s have a coffee!

      1. Ok! I would love to read your book and love to meet you too! I will put it on my list!!!! 🙂 If you are ever interested in writing a guest post on my blog about your book, I would be happy to share it with my readers! Perhaps there are some that don’t currently follow your blog and would also enjoy your book! 🙂 nicole

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