An African trail by Jean Kenyon Mackenzie

An African trail

byJean Kenyon Mackenzie

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... The mother of such a child, if the child die, is here suffered to mourn her little one in peace. No dark imputation is put upon that death, no accusation of witchcraft laid at the mother's door. In this sanctuary the barren woman and the widow are at peace. Here might Ndongo Mabale have taken refuge, whose grave is in a far country among strangers. The basis of Again, the commandments are an a sex equality. emancipation from a sex-bondage. Man-made tyings always take account of sex--being a woman, the woman must do thus and so. There is food which she must not eat, objects which she must not see, words which she must not speak, acts which she must not perform--yes, and I would almost say--thoughts which she must not think. She must not think herself clever, or important, or even necessary. "How should I know; I am stupid as a hen!" This is the ultimate fruit of those man-made tyings which have thrust her into a groove of "vain abstainings," as Ibia says, based upon an ignoble thought of sex. Now it appears that God has tied his children with an equal tying, and this sense of a common honor is one of those elements in her religious experience which contributes to the new dignity of the African woman. Says Ibia: "The people do say,--'A woman and a man are two different tribes.' This is not so, woman and the man are but of one nation. "Human beings, Of town and streets, Their one root, Also their one end. Let the woman know everything, that which the man knows only; that which she herself does not want to learn; and let her eat that which the man eats also, except herself refuse. Let them not be kept in ignorance any more, let them not be deprived of good things. Thus the law has made the woman of an equal freedom with her husband. "That which...

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Title:An African trailFormat:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217774121

ISBN - 13:9780217774123

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