By Clarinda Higgins,William Armstrong
In 1959 he postpones university, travels to West Africa, and turns into the 1st pupil employees member on the sanatorium run by way of Albert Schweitzer, the well-known Nobel Peace Prize laureate, thinker and clinical missionary.
The Schweitzer health center is an highbrow crossroads for world-famous students, researchers and peace activists. It’s an eye-opening schooling for the younger guy. What’s extra, the sanatorium is staffed by way of attractive eu nurses and some good-looking medical professionals whose own lives occasionally turn into as heated because the equatorial climate.
Higgins works as a handyman, trains to develop into a scientific technician and is helping deal with lepers. He assists 3 cardiologists who make a break-through discovery. He lives one of the natives, absorbs tribal tradition and reports life-changing occasions that construct his self-confidence.
After a yr of exertions, Higgins leaves the Schweitzer clinic and embarks on a brave solo trip around the African continent with Israel as his vacation spot. because the rising international locations of Africa achieve their freedom in 1960, the worldwide stability of energy is altering. Africa sits on the nexus of east-west rivalry, in addition to being a cauldron of inter-tribal war. His travels take him deep into the Congo, the place he'll be out of touch for weeks.
This completely researched and richly particular narrative describes a tender man’s quest for authenticity and goal at a time an important to African independence. Mark Higgins leaves legacies that experience a profound impression on society greater than part a century later.
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Against the Current: How Albert Schweitzer Inspired a Young Man's Journey by Clarinda Higgins,William Armstrong