5 edition of Mary Slessor of Calabar (large Print Edition) found in the catalog.
September 27, 2006 by BiblioBazaar .
Written in English
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This, to her, was the meeting of the week. His headquarters was twenty-five miles from Itu, so they often had occasion to correspond. Can "Ma" not give her some medicine? And Mary had to win the confidence of both the heathen chief and the foreign authority. It took place in the yard of the chief. At one time when doing duty in Old Town she had to walk along a narrow native track through the bush.
The house was crowded with visitors begging her to be careful, and threatening vengeance if anything happened to their "Ma. Mary was the second of seven children. The superstitious threat against twins was not only in Calabar; but also spread to a town called Arochukwu on the far west of Calabar. I don't think that it adds a great deal of substance to the article, but it may be of interest to someone.
What experiences lay behind the men and women who lived there! So many attacks weakened her constitution and made her think oftener of home. The child was a great attraction in the churches and homes visited. She visits many of the hovels, which are little better than ruins. Somebody said to her, "Mammy, I believe you would say a good word about the devil himself. For 15 years, Slessor lived with the Okoyong and the Efik people.
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No sooner had the military conquest ended than Slessor determined to move up Enyong Creek into Aro country. By now she was telling the Foreign Mission Board what she expected to happen, not just making polite requests.
As she observed and assimilated, she came to hold a clearer view of the people and the problems confronting the missionaries. The experience of living in poverty and struggling to survive helped Mary to develop the resilience, drive and determination that would prove invaluable in her later life as a missionary in Africa.
She was a very remarkable woman. Many of the people had never looked upon a white woman, and she had to submit to being handled and examined in order to prove that she was flesh and blood like themselves. The pathos of the tribute touched her, and with a smile and a word of thanks she stepped into her place and settled the four house-children about the feet of the paddlers.
Her chief grievance was that Sunday was kept like other days. Its agents were Egbo-runners, supposed to represent a supernatural being in the bush, who came suddenly out, masked and dressed in fantastic garb, and with a long whip rushed about and committed excesses.
She believed she must be accursed, for otherwise she would never be in such a position. Unlike most missionaries, she lived among those she worked with.
It was at Old Town that she came first into close contact with the more sinister aspects of mission work, and obtained that training and experience in dealing with the natives and native problems which led her into the larger responsibilities of the future.
In the light of the vivid flashes she groped her way through the water, now up to her ankles, and from her boxes obtained all the wraps she possessed.
Accustomed as she was to tornadoes Mary was afraid. The colonial power, Britain, had seized control, but was more interested in the maintenance of trade than in the welfare of the Nigerians.
References to back up the stats should be added. Slessor responded to this call. Inthe family moved to Dundee in search of work.
A hospital and schools are named for her. Anderson made her cheeks burn. It did not. She was in line with the old chief who remarked that "them women be the best man for the Mission. Women's rights were next to non-existent.
Cancel anytime. The woman is touched and weeps: the mother-heart is much the same all the world over. Several memorials in and around the Efik provinces of Calabar and Okoyong testify to the value placed on her work.
A white "Ma" was so curious a sight in some of the districts that the children would run away, screaming with fright, and the women would crowd round her talking, gesticulating, and fingering, so that the chiefs had to drive them off with a whip.
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While many missionaries died within months, this fiery mill worker from Scotland labored in love among the unreached tribes of Africa's Calabar region for thirty-nine years ().
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Mary Slessor was a hard working Scottish mill girl and an unorthodox Sunday School teacher, who, inspired by David Livingstone, became a missionary in Calabar, Nigeria, an .