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Cameroon: Africa's “Liberation Theologian” Jean-Marc Ela dies

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Cameroon, Arts & Culture, History, Literature, Religion

Dibussi Tande of Scribbles from the den writes about Father Jean Marc Ela [1] who died in Canada on the 14th of December. He was variously been described as “the nearest Africa has come to a liberation theologian in a Latin American sense “, the “Champion of a theology under the trees “, “Africa's first liberation theologian of note outside South Africa”, and as “one of the best known and most read African theologians not only in Africa but also elsewhere”.