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Book Response — “The Poisonwood Bible”

Pantheism of

The Poisonwood Bible

published by HarperCollins, New York, 1998

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