A Review of God's Bits of Wood by Ousmane Sembene, No. 2, 1978
Loyle Hairston was a contributing editor of Freedomways. In each issue, Freedomways published a number of reviews of books that were of interest to activists in the freedom struggle.
. . . Probably best known as a filmmaker, Ousmane Sembene is uncompromising in his opposition to any institution, social convention, idea or form of mysticism which corrupts or retards the liberation of African peoples. Moreover, he believes the destiny of a nation rests with the enduring struggles of ordinary people -- God's bits of wood. This is a story about such people, long suffering but unbowed as they resist the humiliating hardships imposed by a foreign enemy.