Meet Me at the Palaver: Narrative Pastoral Counselling in Postcolonial Contexts (Paperback)Tapiwa N. Mucherera (author)
Paperback 152 Pages
Meet me at the Palaver shows the damaging impact of colonial Christianity on indigenous African communities. The book opens with stories of destructive change brought to indigenous contexts, where in the culture, values, religion, and humanity of African peoples were often marginalized. Mucherera argues for a holistic narrative pastoral counseling approach to assess and service the three basic areas of human needs in indigenous African communities: body, mind, and spirit. The book presents a hopeful strategy of recovering stories, cultural traditions, and values that have been subjugated in the past as effective means for dealing with contemporary life in indigenous contexts such as Zimbabwe.
Publisher: James Clarke & Co Ltd
Number of pages: 152
Weight: 239 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 10 mm
"A must read for all pastoral caregivers, pastors, counselors, and ministry students, since the narrative approach is an effective communication tool in today's cross cultural world." --Anne Kiome Gatobu, Asbury Theological Seminary "The author challenges dangerous traditional practices in the age of HIV/AIDS, and the need for justice for the poor. A must read for those interested in working with indigenous peoples." --Edward P. Wimberly, I.T.C., Atlanta
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