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An evangelical biography of evil and redemption in rural South Sudan

O'Byrne, Ryan Joseph (2021) An evangelical biography of evil and redemption in rural South Sudan. Africa at LSE (12 Aug 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

During fieldwork in South Sudan, researcher Ryan O’Byrne met an evangelical pastor who recounted a personal story of travelling ‘under the water’ to ‘the land of demons’. While the pastor’s story recalled narratives circulating across Africa since colonial times, the process of making sense of such an autobiography raises questions about the imposition of academic and cultural standpoints, in which a form of violence could be committed to the teller.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2021 15:00
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2021 15:00
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/111985

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