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 all 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.
This tale of one family’s tragic undoing and remarkable
reconstruction, over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa, is set
against history’s most dramatic political parables.
The Poisonwood Bible dances between the darkly comic
human failings and inspiring poetic justices of our times. In a compelling
exploration of religion, conscience, imperialist arrogance, and the many paths
to redemption, Barbara Kingsolver has brought forth her most ambitious work
ever. Download and start listening now!