Go Ye Afar, An African Memoir by Eileen Keane
Go Ye Afar
An African Memoir
by Sr Dr Eileen Keane
Bishop Joseph Shanahan, an Irish Holy Ghost/Spiritan priest from Co Tipperary, founded the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary in 1924 to assist with the mission in southern Nigeria. One of the Missionary Sisters, Sr Dr Eileen Keane has written her memoir, entitled ‘Go Ye Afar’.
Sr Dr Eileen Keane takes us on a journey of her work as a doctor in Africa. Leaving Ireland on a cargo ship in 1961, with £5 in her pocket, she describes her experiences, both good and bad, over the following forty-five years working in Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Zambia. Full of grit and determination, and despite the danger, she describes providing care to all patients during the Biafran Civil War in Nigeria and recounts her first-hand experience of the apartheid regime in South Africa in the late 1970s. Graphically, she outlines the start of the AIDS epidemic in Zambia in the mid-1980s and how the first cases of AIDS were diagnosed. Ultimately, due to the lack of care for patients dying from AIDS, she tells the story of how she doggedly initiated palliative care in Zambia despite opposition and her establishment of one of the first ecumenical hospices in Africa.
Price: €20 plus postage
Book length: 326 pages
How to Buy
To purchase a copy of ‘Go Ye Afar’ email CPS Trust Ireland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The school is lucky to have received one copy of this unmissable memoir. This will be available to buy at Reception.
For a Great Cause
All proceeds raised will be put towards the building of a co-educational secondary boarding school, run by the Holy Spirit Sisters, in a town called Mazabuka in the southern province of Zambia.