What great experiences!
Interaction with others who grew up in a culture different from one’s own
creates interesting encounters. Living in another culture broadens one’s understanding
of human nature and opens a door to life’s richest blessings. Even if you have
not lived in another culture, you can share insights the author brings to you
in this treasury of stories.
These stories are not fiction, but
descriptions of real experiences lived by the author and his family in the
village of Chibok and at Kulp Bible College in Northeast Nigeria in the 1950s
and 60s. Often humorous, the stories illustrate what can happen when cultures
collide. Confusion, misunderstanding, chagrin, wonder, amusement, relief,
disappointment, and even fear arise in many of these situations.
Author Gerald A. Neher was a
trained agriculturalist and anthropologist, having studied at McPherson
College, Cornell University, Kansas University, and Southern Illinois
University. He was a keen observer of life in other cultures.