• Title: Tears on the Equator - Muzungu
  • Author: Gerasimos I. Kambites
  • ISBN: 9781460245019
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Hardcover
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    Tears on the Equator Muzungu In the beginning in when a young couple met at a seminary in the city of Boston during a time of great racial tension over an issue called bussing they dared to share a dream and the dream wa
    In the beginning, in 1973, when a young couple met at a seminary in the city of Boston, during a time of great racial tension over an issue called bussing, they dared to share a dream and the dream was about faith, progress, unity, love and sustainable development in Africa She trained in education, her Canadian husband schooled in medicine They would return to the UgandIn the beginning, in 1973, when a young couple met at a seminary in the city of Boston, during a time of great racial tension over an issue called bussing, they dared to share a dream and the dream was about faith, progress, unity, love and sustainable development in Africa She trained in education, her Canadian husband schooled in medicine They would return to the Ugandan paradise island of her youth in Lake Victoria only to discover that beauty hid the beast that an interracial couple, white and black and their Ancient Orthodox faith would cause a spark which turned verdant fields into flames of conflict Truths would be told and taboos would be broken Courage would be unveiled and passions uncovered This story is about the glue that maintained the vision until time, politics and war wore it away It is also about survival and rebirth and the ultimate seeds which gave birth to a new crop of hopes What are you looking at old man the young doctor queried The elder was looking into a rotten log I am seeing the face of God, he smiled standing up, allowing the doctor to see the sun kissed orchid The face of God, he said, and so it was, for their five years on Bukasa island uncovered the weaknesses and strengths of this couple and the community around them That they would fail was inevitable, but that they would survive in a real and mystical way was the hidden treasure.

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    1. Tears on the Equator is the compelling and brutally honest account of a five-year quest to bring proper medical care and education to the people of a remote island in Lake Victoria, Uganda. Gerasimos Kambites is a doctor and Greek orthodox priest who ventures with his Ugandan-born wife to her birthplace, Bukasa Island, where their lives become a epic struggle against overwhelming odds as they battle his inexperience, shortages of medical supplies and equipment, the constant threat of violence fr [...]

    2. Gerasimos Kambites has written a wonderful book about his time in Uganda in the 1980’s working to build a medical clinic, a school, and a Church. 'Tears on the Equator' is filled with incredible stories of love, joy, fear, sorrow, beauty, ugliness, and every other thing we live.I recommend it as a superb read for anyone with an interest in Africa and for anyone interested in an honest account of the human condition at its best and worst, a truly extraordinary work!tearsontheequator/

    3. I am at a bit of a crossroads with “Tears On The Equator”. In my review I’ll tell you why.First a little bit about the premise.Gerasimos Kambites, a Greek orthodox priest and doctor, travels with his Ugandan wife to Uganda. They go to a place called Bukasa Island. It is there where their lives become a fantastic struggle with most of the odds against them. Together Gerasimos and his wife (Sarah Nnalubwama) battle with the novelty of doing what they thought was right amongst scarcity of med [...]

    4. This book touched my heart as few books have. It is the story of a marriage and an attempt at building a clinic, school, life, in Africa, and all the many forces (both banal and otherwise) that worked to tear apart everything good that Gerasimos and his family tried to build. The church and school survived, as did four of their five children, but their marriage was a casualty.Some of the most beautiful passages are written about the ugliest places, the prisons in which Gerry suffered for being w [...]

    5. A compelling and honest autobiographical account by Canadian psychiatrist, ex-journalist and former Orthodox priest Gerasimos I. Kambites of his 5 years in Uganda in the 1970s. This fascinating book will appeal to a wide range of readers, touching as it does on themes related to African society and politics, social justice, racism, spirituality, the Orthodox Church, missionary outreach, medicine, marriage and family life, and more.

    6. True life makes for the best stories. This book is enjoyable and I was engaged from Chapter 1. An inspiring tale that lets you feel like you are in Uganda on the island with all of its colour and beauty and frustration. Highly recommended!

    7. Truth is far more compelling than fiction and this true tale is exactly that. It's a great story told by a great storyteller.Read it!

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