review ODIKA

Really, this is a classic oldfashioned missionary story for children.

Two boys from Africa (where in Africa?) experience a conflict with the local healer and protector of the traditions of the tribe. One of the boys has taken shelter in a sacred hut that is being used by the healer. The area where the boys live borders a river and on the other side of the river we find another tribe. Ofcourse these other people cannot be trusted. Still the father of one of these boys sometgimes crosses this river.

Then, one of the younger sisters, Ike, falls ill. Secrectly she is being transported by the two boys to the other side of the river. On the other side of the river, they discover, live very friendly people. The boys are welcomed and help thjem on their way to a small hospital where a white person works. In this small hospital they hear the good news about Jesus Christ.

Later on in the story a little sister to the boys is born in this very same hospital, on Christma Eve. For unto us a Child is born.

Lenie Ippel – Breedveld – Odika – n.d. 


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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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