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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 1959 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 Africa.


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 merely out to change Africa into either a western society or an exploitative factory for western society Wrong again, read Tom Hiney s On the Missionary Trai 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 Missionar...


  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.


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    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, occasionally humorous, and very approachable We messengers of goodwill adrift in a sea of mistaken intentions. Freedom and Forgivenes 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, occasionally humorous, and very approachable We messengers of goodwill adrift in a sea of mistaken intentions. Freedom and Forgiveness I was lodged in the heart of darkne...


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    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 very much enjoyed this incredibly detailed portrait of a family and a society set in the Belgian Congo of 1959 And I, unlike some othe 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 ...


  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 Now, I don t pretend the US hasn t made mistakes and won t continue on making mistakes But to equate one group of peo 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 Now, I don t pretend the US hasn t made mistakes and won t continue on making mistakes But to equate one group of people with only one characteristic American greedy, capitalistic devil and another group with the entirely opposite characteristic African naive, innocent angel is not just a little prejudicial Please people in general have a littledepth than that In fact, I would assume that the only evil African was Mobutu who, I interpreted, was probably OK until corrupted...


  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 southern accent wasn t too off the mark I do have to warn for audio fans, there were so many charact 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 southern accent wasn t too off the mark I do...


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    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, the longer it will remain a 3rd world country Of course the country itself is full of resources i 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, the longer it will remain a 3rd world country Of course the country itself is full of resources in non foods that could make them rich, but nothing can feed the overpopulated cities Politics obstruct any way of turning diamonds into food Anyway,I loved the fact the author talked so much about how they processed their lives and experiences in the Congo To some degree that s how I am I grew up poor and desolate and now live in this insane country where everyt...


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    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 characters actions are consistent to the world the writer has created for them, c good, tight pr 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...


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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 kids, they re awfully highfalutin with their fancy flora and fauna and fitful forensi 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 disbelie...


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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 Christian parents myself, I found the children s and wife s experience strongly reson 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 Christian parents myself, I found the children s and wife s experience strongly resonant and painfully authentic.I think you have to have lived it to know how accurate and insightful she is in her exposition of the nature of evangelical authoritarianism, it s effect on character, the power of rigidly imposed gender roles, th...


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