My Life in Africa

Ed Dodge spent much of his childhood in Angola, where his parents were missionaries. Decades later, he returned to Africa, to Zimbabwe, to teach at Africa University. His adventurous journey, which has spanned eight decades and counting, is told in his new book, Family: A Family Doc’s Memoir of Life in Africa and the US. His story will inspire you to think about what you value most in your own life and pursue it for all it’s worth. Order it now from

In these dispatches from Zimbabwe and other African countries, Dr. Dodge offers glimpses into life in 21st-Century Africa.



The Long Trip Home

After breakfast Sunday morning, we walked about a mile up to the community church. The service was conducted in Amharic, Ethiopia’s national language. Most of the early part of the service consisted of vibrant singing. The youth were very active, swaying and jumping inches off the ground to the beat…

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