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Let My People Live

An Africana Reading of Exodus

Kenneth N. Ngwa

  • 4/25/2022
  • 0664262597
  • 978-0-664-26259-4
  • Paperback
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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • 246
  • 6 x 9
  • 9.00 oz


"In this thoughtful book, Kenneth Ngwa looks to Exodus both to critique modes of empire and as a resource for shaping life-giving alternatives. He shows how Egypt, like so many imperial forces, strives to erase and alienate the Hebrews and to reduce their identity as 'a mixed multitude' to a crushing singularity." The Christian Century

“This is not a standard monograph on the book of Exodus; rather, it is an encounter between an ancient text and a person of African descent who has found that text to be a vehicle that speaks to the concerns of African people across the globe. This book is a must-read for all those who wish to become familiar with the achievements and possibilities of Africana hermeneutics. It is a testament to the importance of context in interpretation and to the insightful creativity of interpreters who take context seriously.” – The Bible Today

“Kenneth Ngwa’s Let My People Live is a refreshing academic exercise in reading for liberation. It not only takes African, postcolonial, and liberation biblical hermeneutics to a whole new level of execution, it also effortlessly occupies a whole new place in the biblical scholarship, generating new ways of writing, reading, analyzing, seeing, and interpretating. Ngwa thus invites us to a new exodus—a journey to a whole battalion of new ways of reading the narrative of Exodus, a story that has vexed the oppressed, displaced, dispossessed, and liberation questors in claiming the God who sees, knows, hears, and acts of the behalf of the oppressed, while at the same time authorizing the erasure of native people. The God we love to hate. Ngwa’s Let My People Live encourages readers to take up the gershomite-ogbanji postcolonial identity and hermeneutics, in quest of ‘the quality of life forged across time and space outside constructions of erasure, marginalization, and singularity.’”— Musa W. Dube, Professor of New Testament, Emory University


“The author ably foregrounds Africana hermeneutics as being about life. Forces of erasure, alienation, and singularization are resisted in favor of liberation for the communal flourishing of the Africana. An invaluable resource for Hebrew Bible scholars and students alike.”

Madipoane Masenya (Ngwan’a Mphahl


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