In Love & Trouble; Stories of Black Women - The Diary of an African Nun Summary & Analysis

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The Diary of an African Nun Summary

A young woman, who grew up in a small village in Uganda, lives as a nun in a local convent. The nun is beautiful and often asked by the convent's frequent guests why she has chosen to become a nun. The woman is devoted to her life as a nun and to her spiritual husband. However, at night the nun often hears the drum beats of the local villagers and imagines herself joining them. The woman wants to be among her people, to dance with them, and make love with a human male. However, she knows this is against her religion and the new way of the world. The nun knows that it is her job to teach the villagers to let go of their pagan ways and to embrace the Catholic Church...

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