The School Of Dreams In the Valley of Hope
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Often described as the single most important achievement of The United Methodist Church in the twentieth century, Africa University first opened its doors in March 1992. But its story is much, much older. It goes back to 1897, to Chief Tendai Mutasa of the Manicaland Shona and Bishop Joseph Crane Hartzell and their collaboration with British colonial explorer/administrator, Cecil John Rhodes.
Praise for "The School of Dreams in the Valley of Hope"…
"I wept when the General Conference of 1988 voted almost unanimously to establish and fund the University. The rest is history. It has been twenty years since the university was formally opened and now graduates are in key leadership positions all over Africa. The university is strong." –Dr. F. Thomas Trotter, former General Secretary, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM)
"In her very personal account of the Africa University story, "Ms. Angella Current Felder has painted a vivid and colorful picture that portrays the hope that Africa University engenders in its students, staff, faculty and supporters." – Bishop Ernest S. Lyght, retired UM Bishop
"This book is written like a well-oiled machine. One is submerged in the narrative and it is hard to put aside…This is a must-read book to fully understand the connection among many individuals and the creation of an idea from a dream to reality." – Dr. Maggie Jackson, AU Board Member