Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible is by Barbara Kingsolver. Set in the Congo in 1959, this is the epic story of a Baptist preacher who takes his wife and four daughters to Africa to evangelise the natives. The family's tale, told in the rotating point of the views of the mother and three of the daughters, is set against the Congo's fight for independence from Belgium. A heartbreaking tale of the disintegration of a family and a nation. A fantastic read! Be aware the Baptist minister does not come off looking very honorable.

Ratings: Adult - 10 out of 10 - MP (mild profanity) - AC (mature thematic content).

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