“Writing Out of Limbo” now half-price

The TCK book of memoirs ‘Writing Out of Limbo’ is going for HALF-PRICE in July 2015 only at Cambridge Scholars Publishing! It’s on the publisher’s BEST-SELLING list & Wall Street Journal’s favorite expat book list. I have a chapter in it discussing how adult missionary kids approach religion.

It is available here: http://www.cambridgescholars.com/writing-out-of-limbo-19

See also the Wall Street Journal article: http://blogs.wsj.com/expat/2015/06/02/expats-weigh-in-with-their-favorite-books-about-life-work-and-love-abroad/

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Angolan Umbundu music

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  • Sivaya (Praise) (4:20)  Almost the Ovimbundu’s National Anthem. The recording was made when the Radio Clube de Nova Lisboa came to record some music for their library, during a holiday time.
  • Drumming and chanting (1:54) Recorded outside Bunjei. She’s singing that, “Kachiteia is leaving today, oh me! (havoio!), going to the Mission, Babayela, (named from – ovava ayela – clean water). If you want to say your good byes say them to me.”
  • We ko vava (White man came from over the water) (1:40) The Radio Clube session with Sr. Tavares leading. “The white man’s strength is in his ancestors’ burial which is overseas.”
  • Thumb piano (1:14) Recorded in Hendersons’ living room, Bunjei. He’s singing “Ipako vivala, omuenyo uvala, nda ndupapo nye.” Food’s hard, life hurts, what’ll I discard?
  • Call and response (1:25) Recorded in Catumbela, next to Lobito. “It has no feet, it has no hands, but it climbs and climbs. A snake. Not a snake?”  
  • Guitar & singing (2:37) Currie Institute students in Dondi. 
  • Bela Vista e uma linda vila (is a pretty town) (3:13) Currie Institute students.