The Poisonwood Bible is the story of the Price family, evangelical Baptists who abandon their life in the United States to pursue missionary work in the Congo of the 1960s. The driven and ignorant family patriarch, Nathan, encounters indifference and resistance in the tumultuous climate of the Congo under Belgian rule. The story is told through the perspectives of the four Price daughters who suffer misfortunes and misadventures in a country unimpressed by colonial missionary practices and deeply critical of the Prices themselves.
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