chapter  Chapter 10
Characterizations of African Medicine
WithKatherine Bankole-Medina
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I was born in Africa, several hundred miles up the Gambia river. Fine country dat; but we are called heathen in dis Christian—no, I don't know what to call it—in dis enlightened heathen country. But the villagers in that country are very kind. When you go into house, first question is, have you had anything to eat? Bring water, you wash, and den eat much you want; and all you got do is tank them for it—not one fip you pay. If you are sick, nurse you, and make you well—not one fip you pay.