Summoned from the Margin: Homecoming of an African By Lamin Sanneh

January 22, 2013

SUMMONED FROM THE MARGIN tells the story of Lamin Sanneh’s fascinating journey from his upbringing in an impoverished village in West Africa to education in the United States and Europe to a distinguished career teaching at the Universities of Yale, Harvard, Aberdeen, and Ghana. He grew up in a polygamous household in The Gambia and attended a government-run Muslim boarding school. A chance encounter with Helen Keller’s autobiography taught him that education and faith are the key to overcoming physical and personal hardship and inspired his journey. Here, Sanneh speaks with Eerdmans Internet marketing manager Rachel Bomberger about his life journey, his faith, and his book. Video filmed and produced by Ahna Ziegler, with production assistance from Rachel Bomberger.