oa African Yearbook of Rhetoric - Local heroes

Volume 2, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2220-2188
  • E-ISSN: 2305-7785



In recent years, Muslim men have received rather unfavourable "press". Yet, in my travels, I have met many Muslim men who loved dearly their wives, daughters, mothers, and sisters and who strove to demonstrate their love where there were few opportunities for the public expression of tenderness. These are stories of my encounters with several such men, and of another "local hero" who lives in Rwanda. As I write these stories, earth-shattering events have broken out across the Middle East. I hope that the people of the Middle East - especially the women - will soon know greater freedom, and that we shall come to know them with greater nuance and empathy.

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