The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible

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A tale of misplaced evangelicalism deep in Africa.

The setting is the Belgian Congo and an American family is stranded in the early 1960s at a time of independence.

This historical novel is a fascinating read and captures the uncertainty of the time and the threat and danger of violence.

The Baptist belief at that time had no place on this African soil. A good read.


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