Saturday, November 15, 2014

Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver  is told by five different perspectives- the wife, four daughters: Rachel, Leah, Adah, Ruth May. Nathan Price, an evangelical Baptist takes his family to the Belgian Congo in 1959 to offer "salvation." They come to Kilanga village in Congo and as series of event unfold, each of them except Nathan, transform and each adapt different point of view. Through misunderstanding, betrayal, and death, the family go on separate way while the political conflict is going on in Congo. Each of the character represents the choices that can be make on religion, guilt, and political. I recommend this to anyone who really enjoy learning about different culture and history of Africa. The reading is challenging but it is a fantastic written book! 

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