This collection of stories from Africa brings us to a place where the elders gather the children around the fire at night and narrate the stories and events that make them a proud and memorable people.
The stories--some, myths from the past and others, accounts of life today--tell of the mystery of being and the relationship of both human and non-human creation with the Creator. They teach the human heart about compassion, forgiveness, joy, peace, and unity; indeed, of the value of harmony within all creation.
Joseph G. Healey, M.M., a Maryknoll priest, has worked in Kenya and Tanzania for many years. His books include Towards an African Narrative Theology.