The Diary of an African Nun Summary
Alice Walker

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The Diary of an African Nun Summary

African nun

A young nun who feels torn between her beliefs in Christ, the Catholic church, and her vows versus her own desire to make love and have babies. She feels that her barren state is equal to death and longs to do the dance of life. Despite her own wants and longings, she remains a faithful, barren wife of Christ and continues on her ministry.

Christ

Portrayed in this story as a celibate...

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