SEYDOU'S CHRISTMAS TREE
IT PROMISED TO BE A LONELY CHRISTMAS
In this wonderfully inspirational book, journalist, novelist and historian Joel Thurtell recalls how he and his wife learned the meaning of Christmas on the parched savanna of Togo, West Africa, thanks to a young Muslim.
The boy’s dad was the imam, who led prayers. His mom protected and advised the Americans. Their son, Seydou, was flunking out of the rigid, French-style Togolese elementary school, but in all matters that fell outside the classroom, Seydou was an expert.
Seydou shows us that whether we are Muslim or Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, animist or atheist, our similarities outweigh our differences, and we are all connected.