Extractions: This book is not directly about menswork. Its about Some's early life, and his culture, that of the Dagara tribe in Burkino Faso, West Africa. But it contains themes which are relevant for menswork, simply because they are integral to that culture: a boy's relationship with his grandfather, and the initiation rites which all teenage boys undergo. Malidoma Some works with Michael Meade leading men's workshops, mainly in the US. I attended their residential last year at Gaunts House and it was a remarkable experience. Some's presence is very profound, and he speaks with enormous wisdom, grit, compassion and honesty. These qualities come across in this book which is an autobiography of the first part of his life. The book is a fascinating account of the relationship with the spirit world, which is as integral to the Dagara culture as TV is to ours, of the traditional shamanism in a West African tribe, and, in particular, of Some's month-long tribal initiation along with the boys of the tribe. It also portrays vividly the cruel impact of French colonial repression on Some's life and his spirited response and refusal to forget his roots. Malidoma, whose name means 'be friends with the stranger/enemy', was born under the shadow of French colonial rule in Upper Volta, West Africa (now Burkino Faso). The book describes how, at the age of four, he was taken by a Jesuit priest and imprisoned in a seminary for training a new generation of "black" priests. After fifteen years, being beaten if he got his French wrong, growing up in an alien culture, Some threw a priest out of the window in a fit of rage and fled, walking 125 miles through the jungle back to his own people, the Dagara. On his return, however, he could not remember his native tongue, and his people regarded him with suspicion because he had been contaminated by the "sickness" of the colonial world. In order to reconnect with his tribe, he underwent the harrowing initiation alongside boys much younger than him.
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