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The Poisonwood Bible The Poisonwood Bible Is A Story Told By The Wife And Four Daughters Of Nathan Price, A Fierce, Evangelical Baptist Who Takes His Family And Mission To The Belgian Congo In They Carry With Them Everything They Believe They Will Need From Home, But Soon Find That All Of It From Garden Seeds To Scripture Is Calamitously Transformed On African Soil What Follows Is A Suspenseful Epic Of One Family S Tragic Undoing And Remarkable Reconstruction Over The Course Of Three Decades In Postcolonial AfricaThe Novel Is Set Against One Of The Most Dramatic Political Chronicles Of The Twentieth Century The Congo S Fight For Independence From Belgium, The Murder Of Its First Elected Prime Minister, The CIA Coup To Install His Replacement, And The Insidious Progress Of A World Economic Order That Robs The Fledgling African Nation Of Its Autonomy Against This Backdrop, Orleanna Price Reconstructs The Story Of Her Evangelist Husband S Part In The Western Assault On Africa, A Tale Indelibly Darkened By Her Own Losses And Unanswerable Questions About Her Own Culpability Also Narrating The Story, By Turns, Are Her Four Daughters The Self Centered, Teenaged Rachel Shrewd Adolescent Twins Leah And Adah And Ruth May, A Prescient Five Year Old These Sharply Observant Girls, Who Arrive In The Congo With Racial Preconceptions Forged In S Georgia, Will Be Marked In Surprisingly Different Ways By Their Father S Intractable Mission, And By Africa Itself Ultimately Each Must Strike Her Own Separate Path To Salvation Their Passionately Intertwined Stories Become A Compelling Exploration Of Moral Risk And Personal ResponsibilityDancing Between The Dark Comedy Of Human Failings And The Breathtaking Possibilities Of Human Hope, The Poisonwood Bible Possesses All That Has Distinguished Barbara Kingsolver S Previous Work, And Extends This Beloved Writer S Vision To An Entirely New Level Taking Its Place Alongside The Classic Works Of Postcolonial Literature, This Ambitious Novel Establishes Kingsolver As One Of The Most Thoughtful And Daring Of Modern Writers

About the Author: Barbara Kingsolver

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10 thoughts on “The Poisonwood Bible

  1. says:

    On one hand, there is nothing new here, and on this same old tirade, I disagree strongly with the author Examples Relativism I m sorry, I believe infanticide to be wrong for all cultures, for all times Missionaries, particularly protestant missionaries to Africa were entirely the endeavor of egotistic, abusive, colonialists who were mer

  2. says:

    I read this over a two day span in college when I was home for winter break We had a power outage so I found the sunniest room in the house and read all day Although I prefer Kingsolver s works about the American southwest, this remains one of the most fascinating books I have ever read.

  3. says:

    Image The Trees Have Eyes by Angela Wright The forest eats itself and lives forever. There is magic in these pages Not the supernatural kind Not the magical realism kind But magic of language and of the TARDIS kind by some strange sorcery, many huge themes are thoroughly but lightly explored in single volume that is beautiful, harrowing, exciting, tender

  4. says:

    There s plenty of goodreads reviewers who felt differently, but I found The Poisonwood Bible to be a very strong and very different piece of historical fiction It s a slower story than I normally like, something you might want to consider before deciding whether to try this 600 page exploration of colonialism, postcolonialism and postcolonial attitudes, but I ver

  5. says:

    I had a hard time choosing between 2 and 3 stars really, it should be 2.5 I thought the prose was quite lovely Kingsolver has a nice voice I enjoyed reading about a part of the world of which I have no experience The description of the clash of cultures was well done However The author had an agenda and she really didn t mind continually slapping us in the face with it No

  6. says:

    5 epic, no wonder this book is so well loved stars, to The Poisonwood Bible Review of the audio The Price family, including minister father, Nathan, mother, Orleanna, and four daughters, traveled to the Belgian Congo in the late 1950s to serve a Baptist mission The mom and daughters are the narrators, and I enjoyed the audio narrator s voices for each of the characters even her so

  7. says:

    My official review Tata Jesus is B ngala I finished the last 300 pages in 2 days which is very fast for me English books I felt every emotion under the sky with this book I hated Nathan Price, I hated injustice, I hated my uselessness, I hated the fact that there are no good prospects for Africa in the future As a Geographic major I strongly believe that the closer you are to the Equator,

  8. says:

    People love this book, and I think I understand why It s got a collection of strong characters, each chapter is written from a different character s point of view, and it s set in Africa, which is exciting But there are a few reasons I don t think it s great literature The main things I expect from a good novel are a that the writer doesn t manipulate her characters for her agenda, b that the chara

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    Reviewing in the face of the great billows of love projected towards this novel is a hapless task, your hat blows off and your eyes get all teary and if you say one wrong thing small children run out of nowhere and stone you or just bite your calves So I shall this one time sheathe my acid quill But I can t resist just a couple of little points though 1 you have to suspend great balefuls of disbelief These

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    RivetingWe read this aloud at home and I found it to be beautifully and movingly written, by turns charming and horrifying Her articulation of the most subtle nuances of experience, the profoundly different narrative voices she assumes like an experienced character actress, and the way she fluently plays with language, show Kingsolver s love and mastery of her craft.Having been brought up by ultra religious Christia

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