Path Created with Sketch.





Ten African Heroes

The Sweep of Independence in Black Africa
  • By Thomas Patrick Melady
  • By Margaret B. Melady
Up close and personal, a look at African leaders who ignited independence in Black Africa during the 1960s through the eyes of two American forerunners who knew them well.

Thomas Melady, a legendary diplomat, went with his wife Margaret to Africa as a young man to serve others and found himself involved with leaders who would change the face of the continent. They include:

Leopold Sedar Senghor, Poet, Philosopher, President of Senegal

An optimist about the future of humanity, Senghor said, "We are on the way toward the world of tomorrow -- the world of the civilization of the universal." An African student in Paris, Senghor was saved from communism by his chaplain, Teilhard de Chardin.

These leaders and others come alive through stories large and small in this revealing book that only Thomas and Margaret Melady could write. Everyone interested in the history, politics, and religion of this great continent will enjoy their journeys.

Read More

Usually ships in 1-2 business days. Ships from a Cokesbury Connect Partner.
free shipping iconEligible For Free Shipping
  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9781570759291
    • Manufacturer: Orbis Books
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9781570759291
    • Publication Date: 05/01/2011
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: Thomas Patrick Melady
    • Author: Margaret B. Melady
    • Page Count: 224
    • Weight: 0.90 pounds
  • Shipping and Returns
    This item is available for return.

    Cokesbury uses a variety of methods for ground shipping. At your request, we can also expedite order shipments for an additional charge. Cokesbury partners with UPS for these expedited deliveries.