Blogging the Bookshelf

Blogging my bookshelf – one book at a time

Blogging the Bookshelf header image 2

Highly Motivated Missionaries – “The Origins of AIDS”  – Jacques Pepin

January 13th, 2012 · No Comments · Africa, Christianity, Colonialism, Congo, History, Religion

The other important protagonist in the early history of the Congo Français was Prosper Augouard. Born in 1852, ordained in the congregation of the Holy Spirit, he arrived in Gabon in 1877. Missionaries of the time had to be highly motivated for their life expectancy in Africa was just three years. Augouard was more robust than average, used quinine readily for self-treatment of malaria and would spend the next forty-four years in central Africa.

Tags: ···

No Comments so far ↓

Like gas stations in rural Texas after 10 pm, comments are closed.