A Hermeneutical Call for Change: Asante & Lukan Women Crossing Boundaries
Wandering under scorching sun for days, the people of the Asante tribe were dehydrated and near death. Without water and shelter, they were running out of time. The nomads came from Southern Africa. According to their legend, their leader and priestess, Eku, found their salvation -- water. Putting herself at risk, she was the first to test the liquid for poisons; the water was clean. Her leadership and willing self-sacrifice made her a heroine in the tribe and the story of her ingenuity and courage passed down through the generations1.