The Poisonwood Bible
It is through art — literature, sculpture, painting, photography, theatre — that a culture survives. And, it is through art that the truth of a culture can be seen. In “The Poisonwood Bible“, Barbara Kingsolver tells a stark, honest story of European conquerors of the African Congo from the Reverend Price family’s arrival in 1959.
Shock. Shame. I was often shocked in history class: grade 10 “Apartheid” South Africa — What do you mean they have separate washrooms? Still? Continue reading