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    The White Savior Complex – Der Weisse Retter Komplex // Essay by Lorna Likiza – engl/ger

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    The White Savior Complex – Is Self-Hate to Blame? by Lorna Likiza For German Version please scroll down I am currently reading Out Of Darkness, Shining Light by Zimbabwean Writer, Petina Gappah. The story follows the events just after the death of Scottish Physician, Explorer and Missionary, David Livingstone, and how his African companions decided to transport his body to Bagamoyo so that it could be further transported to his native land for proper burial. It’s historical fiction at its finest but one character stands out for me. Jacob Wainwright. Rescued as a young boy from being sold into slavery by the British, Wainwright is enrolled into the Nassick Mission School in Bombay where in the process he becomes…