Video-A Kenyan living among the Pygmies writes a book
THE PYGMY WORLD: THE ENDANGERED BAMBUTI OF CONGO
This book is a product of numerous face to face encounters and interviews of the writer with the pygmy people of the DRC. The writer has walked their walk in the thick rain forests of Congo. The book brings home the uniqueness, the gifting, the life, the joys, the fears and the dreams of the pygmy people. The book unveils the untold stories and sufferings of the endangered pygmies in Congo forests.
The book clearly shows that pygmies who are the shortest people on planet earth are endangered species. They are totally marginalized lacking the very basic facilities, services and needs such as food, schools, health and medical care, clean water, clothing, land etc. Though they have always desired to settle and grow their own crops, they are unable as they lack their own land, farming tools, seeds and basic farming skills. In deed theirs is a classical primitive living.
This book brings to the light the devastating dark side the pygmies find themselves in as they leave their forest world to the unknown. For ages the Bambuti lived in the dark forest of Congo and they are slowly vanishing as they migrate into the civilized world and may soon pass into history.
The prevailing state of civil strife, insecurity and high levels of poverty in the region, have multiplied their woes. They are killed as their hunt in the forest; they are eaten by interahamwe soldiers (soldiers who left Rwanda after the 1994 genocide to Congo forests). They are raped, exploited and left helpless. However, the book exhibits hope for these hopeless children of God if only we can be involved.
Finally, the writer suggests practical ways where organizations, churches and individuals can be involved in the lives of the marginalized indigenous people groups like the pygmies. It’s a call to social responsibility to all. A call to holistic approach to missions. A call to justice, mercy and honesty. A call to ministry in word and deed.
In order to transform the lives of the marginalized super minority groups, social responsibility must be given its rightful place by all responsible persons and organizations worldwide.
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