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So far Caroline Kurtz has created 10 blog entries.

LitHub – Book Review

LitHub – Book Review

Today is Tomorrow Book CoverIn the eyes of some Christians, Western missionaries in Africa are often regarded as holy martyrs who must Christianize the dark continent at all costs. In the eyes of secular skeptics, missionaries are usually the destroyers of indigenous cultures and irrational proselytizers who want to convert people to the Christian faith against their will.

Both of these divergent views

By |2023-04-04T17:31:02+00:00October 5, 2022|Book Reviews|

Caroline Kurtz: On Writing Memoir

Caroline Kurtz: On Writing Memoir


With my husband and sons, I moved mid-career to Nairobi, Kenya from a teaching job in Ethiopia. We’d been asked to work for four years with Nuers, the second largest ethnic group in South Sudan. It was a misbegotten and doomed assignment. Trauma from the Sudanese civil war, now in its thirtieth year, pressed on everyone, always, and everywhere. Corruption ruled.

By |2023-04-04T17:31:02+00:00July 8, 2022|Book Reviews, Interviews|

Caroline Kurtz Recommended Reading

Ten Books to Help Understand the Conflicts in South Sudan and Ethiopia

Caroline Kurtz Recommends Maaza Mengiste, Asfa-Wossen Asserate, Dinaw Mengestu, and More – By Caroline Kurtz


The first home I remember well sat on the edge of a remote escarpment in mountainous Ethiopia. Ethiopians there accepted me, bemused and curious about my strange hair that had been bleached by the tropical highland sun. When I returned to the US, I spoke as a native,

By |2023-09-22T18:11:06+00:00April 25, 2022|Book Reviews, Press|

Dr. Sue Hudson – Book Review

Rev. Dr. Sue Hudson reviews Caroline Kurtz’s new book.

Caroline Kurtz’s book is real, raw and truly a sacred story of who she is and how God has called her since childhood. This is her second memoir, as she continues to process her ministry, cross-cultural identity, family connections and deep desire to make a difference in the world. As a mother, mission co-worker and minister, I could relate. I have three daughters who sometimes feel

By |2023-04-04T17:31:03+00:00April 22, 2022|Book Reviews|

The Children’s Literature – Panel Interview

The Children’s Literature – Panel Interview

How do we represent Africa as a multicultural, multifaceted continent to our readers? How do we embrace diversity in early readers for Africa’s kids? And how do we market our wonderful African stories to a Eurocentric world? In this Zoom discussion five experts explained how to open doors to the rest of the world and how to be proudly African in our offering.

By |2023-04-04T17:31:03+00:00December 9, 2021|Interviews|

“Why is Ethiopia at war?” – Interview

“Why is Ethiopia at war?” – Interview

On 4 November 2020 the Ethiopian government’s federal army led an assault on a group of militias in the Tigray province after numerous, apparently unprovoked, attacks on the official army. A year later the war seems to be escalating, with politicians and diplomats scrambling to stop what could become yet another civil war.

• What is the role of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize,

By |2023-04-04T17:31:03+00:00November 17, 2021|Interviews|

Caroline Kurtz Wins Best First Book Award

Caroline Kurtz Wins Best First Book Award

By |2023-09-22T18:05:58+00:00July 17, 2020|Awards, Book Reviews|
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