CROSSING CULTURES, FINDING FREEDOM
The name of my website, “Crossing Cultures, Finding Freedom”, is also the title of my autobiography which I have been writing over the past few years. I am at last getting close to completing the first draft, but there is still so much editing and formatting to do!
Extracts and outlines of the book can be accessed by clicking on the links below or using the menu at the top.
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: SUMMARY FROM THE BACK COVER
This is Margaret’s story – the story of an ordinary woman who has had an extraordinary variety of experiences and opportunities. She admits she is privileged and writes with candour as she reflects back on her ancestry, her fascinating life and how she has responded to the many challenges and changes, including a lifetime’s involvement in Uganda, a growing family and some unusual jobs.
She looks critically at her White British culture, exploring its often negative impact in the world. And she shares her growing understanding of Christianity from an early, narrow and often exclusive evangelical environment, through atheism and the charismatic movement in the 1970s, to a broader sense of God’s inclusive love and sustaining presence throughout creation and in all religions leading her to experience greater freedom. Margaret recognises that she is a work in progress and that her life has not yet reached an end or a conclusion!
Often thought-provoking, there is much to interest and engage a wide readership as it covers so many aspects of a life lived to the full. You may not agree with all her ideas and reflections on events and experiences but at least you will have something to think about.
To read extracts and outlines of the earlier Chapters, go to these links:
- Introduction extracts
- Chapter 1 extracts: My Ancestors
- Chapter 2 extracts: Childhood and Youth (1944-1962)
- Chapter 3 extracts: Early Adulthood (1963-1967)
- Chapters 4-9: Outlines (1967-1991)
- Chapters 10-15: Outlines (1991-2018)
- Chapter 16 extracts: Tell People
Readers needed, please!
I am exploring ways of getting my Autobiography published. However, there is much more work to do on it before getting to that stage! In particular, I need a variety of people, including people who don’t know me at all or perhaps not very well, to read through it, please, to critique it in various ways. If, after having read the Prologue and extracts, you would be interested in helping me in this way, please contact me using the form below.
4 thoughts on “AUTOBIOGRAPHY”
Thank you for your message, Evans
Great story Margaret. Lots of things resonate: ‘Cheer up – it might never happen’ – so may times was that said to me! And I wonder what size your feet are – I suffered having to pad out hand-me-down shoes with cotton wool as a child, and still have feet too small for adult shoes 🙂 Have a lovely Christmas with all your family. Nicola x
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Thank you for your comments, Nicola.
interesting to read!!!
Have a Merry Christmas and a Wonderful 2018
Missing you and your wonderful family.
I know God will one day reconnect us together again.
You are always in our minds.
Regards from Jessie(my wife), Katelyn(my first child whom you know), Kharis(the second child whom my wife took her seed when she visited me in Loughborough), and our last child who is our only boy Kaiden.
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