Modern Africa, scarred by its founding narratives of colonial oppression and nation-state politics, has been especially vulnerable to chaos, war, and corruption. Its people - mired within a seemingly endless cycle of violence, plunder, and poverty - have seen their resources exploited and their lives wantonly sacrificed time and again to the greed and ambition of oppressive regimes.
In The Sacrifice of Africa Emmanuel Katongole confronts this painful legacy and shows how it continues to warp the imaginative landscape of African politics and society. He demonstrates the real potential of Christianity to interrupt and transform entrenched political imaginations and create a different story for Africa - a story of self-sacrificing love that values human dignity and 'dares to invent' a new and better future for all Africans.
Compelling accounts of three African Christian leaders and their work - Bishop Paride Taban in Sudan, Angelina Atyam in Uganda, and Maggy Barankitse in Burundi - cap off Katongole's inspiring vision of hope for Africa.