This is the story of Mary Slessor, a petite redhead from the slums of Dundee who became one of the most influencing people in the land known to her compatriots as 'the white man's grave'. Despite her eccentricities, this woman truly understood and connected with the Africans among whom she lived, so much so that the British government appointed her their first woman magistrate anywhere in the world and later awarded her the highest honor then bestowed on a woman commoner. Examining both the era and the influence of this extraordinary woman, the book reveals aspects of her public and private life that has previously been unanswered.
Jeanette Hardage develops independent writing projects. Her work has appeared in 'Christianity Today', 'International Bulletin of Missionary Research', 'Journal of Medical Biography' and other publications. She is currently working on another publication with his husband, Owen Hardage, 'At Sea with God'.