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About Skeeter Wilson
Skeeter Wilson was born in Kenya, along the edge of the Gikuyu highlands, during the last years of colonialism. The son of American missionaries, he witnessed Kenya’s birth pangs as it gained a semblance of independence. He spent his formative years divided between his Gikuyu friends and the children of missionaries at an American-curriculum boarding school
Wilson earned his postgraduate African History and Creative Writing degrees while doing field research in the highlands of Kenya where he grew up.
His published works include Worthless People, Crossing Rivers, and Escape from Stupid. He has published short stories in several traditional and online magazines.
Take Nothing With You is Wilson’s debut nonfiction work.
Wilson now lives in Auburn, Washington, with his wife Jacque. Together they host guests in their treehouse, put on small writers conferences, and host an annual event called the Goat N’ Guzzle, which focuses on cuisine from various cultures in Africa.
The biggest miracle in Skeeter Wilson’s life has been his marriage and journey of adventures with Jacque.
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For more than a decade, Skeeter Wilson has been interviewing elders in Kenya to better understand them as they see themselves, rather than defined by the missionary culture.
Take Nothing With You does not doubt the sincerity and good intentions of most missionaries worldwide-especially in Africa, where the author grew up. Neither does it question the sincerity that drives them to believe that they are fulfilling a divine calling. What Take Nothing With You does question is how faithfully the missionary movement reflects the teachings and examples of the Christ-the One who is the purported subject of their message. It questions if the message, as delivered in the missionary context, can really be considered "Good News."