Roots in Exile - Fifty years as an Irish priest in Africa
Author: Dick Mkhwemnte O'Riordan
Beginning with a memoir of his childhood in County Cork and his seminary years at Dublin's famous All Hallows College, Roots in Exile covers five decades of Dick O'Riordan's life as a priest in South Africa and elsewhere on the continent.
The book explores various themes, among them the Irish diaspora and the contribution made by Irish clergy and Religious to development and liberation in Southern Africa, and the idea of exile - both as it affected Dick personally and as it affected many thousands of internally exiled black South Africans.
Dick's experience shows how, by allowing ourselves to be open to new places, cultures and even languages, we can become rooted in our new home."A most enjoyable read, very inspiring and thought provoking."
- Anne Crowley
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