Fifty Years of Bleeding: A Storytelling Feminist Reading of Mark 5: 24-43

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Fifty Years of Bleeding: A Storytelling Feminist Reading of Mark 5: 24-43

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This paper is based on three texts: (1) an African oral tale of a young girl who is buried by her friends but sings out from her grave, telling her story; (2) a biblical tale of a bleeding woman (Mark 5:35-43) who had visited many physicians until all her money was spent while she got worse; (3) the story of Africa in the past fifty years, covering the pre-colonial and colonial periods, the struggle for independence and independence, and the neo-colonial, globalization and AIDS periods. The paper views this history through a gender lens, by placing a woman in the middle of the story of Africa, both as one who defies death by continuing to sing from the many graves of her contexts and as a bleeding woman who fully participates in the search for healing’ and survival on the African continent.* Evidently, it is still A lutu continua! - the struggle continues.

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Survival

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Musa W. Dube Shomanah, “Fifty Years of Bleeding: A Storytelling Feminist Reading of Mark 5: 24-43,” Anti-Racism Digital Library, accessed November 25, 2020, https://sacred.omeka.net/items/show/54.