It’s been a busy May for me, what with friends right and left leaving for good in several weeks’ time. Meanwhile. Grief over the sudden demise of The Cat left me weary and weepy for several days. Who ever said May was a bower of summer joy?
Still, there’s so much to read! This week, though, the story of slavery was highlighted in my newsfeed along with lighter fare from the Babylon Bee, a satirical newsite for Christians. Here are the links to the slavery stories.
Just a Vessel: Actor Malachi Kirby on ‘Roots,’ Kunta Kinte, and God by Christianity Today’s Alissa Wilkinson is such an encouraging read, knowing what we know about the celebrity culture inhabited by actors – English or otherwise.
Meanwhile, The National’s Doha slavery museum confronts past to help Qataris shape futureDoha slavery museum confronts past to help Qataris shape future brought to the fore an oft-forgotten history of life in the Persian Gulf before modern times.
The Economist’s Shades of Grey is actually a 2002 review of a book, Ronald Segal’s Islam’s Black Slaves: The Other Black Diaspora which has a 3.5 rating over at Amazon. It’s quite informative, though.