A Short History of Myth, by Karen Armstrong: a spiritual history of humanity

I am very grateful to Canongate Books for sending me a collection of six books to read and review. Each of these books is a contemporary retelling of a classic myth, by a generally renowned when not rewarded writer. I am very excited to dive into this collection and the first on the list, A … Continue reading A Short History of Myth, by Karen Armstrong: a spiritual history of humanity

Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe: re-creation without idealization

“ Does the white man understand our custom about the land?” “ How can he when he does not even speak our tongue? But he says that our customs are bad; and our own brothers who have taken up his religion also say that our customs are bad. How do you think we can fight when … Continue reading Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe: re-creation without idealization