John Heminway, In Full Flight: A Story of Africa and Atonement
Presented by the Medical Arts Series
Dr. Anne Spoerry treated hundreds of thousands of people across rural Kenya over the span of 50 years. A member of the renowned Flying Doctors Service, the French-born Spoerry earned the cherished nickname, "Mama Daktari""Mother Doctor. Now, in the first comprehensive account of her life, Dr. Spoerry's revered selflessness gives way to a past marked by rebellion, submission, and personal decisions that earned her another nicknamethis one sinisterworking as a "doctor" in a Nazi concentration camp. In Full Flight explores the question of whether it is possible to rewrite one's troubled past simply by doing good in the present.
|Event Date||02-26-2018 7:00 pm|
|Location||St. Louis County Library - Headquarters|