Sunday, February 1, 2009

Tata Jesus is Bangala!

My first book of 2009 was Barbara Kingsolver's, The Poisonwood Bible. The story is about a missionary family that moves to the Congo in the late 1950's. Told from the perspectives of the Preacher's wife and four daughters. A surprisingly, insightful story that describes a country in transition from colonialism to independence and back to neo-colonialism; masked by a puppet dictator after the rise of Patrice Lumumba and his untimely demise orchestrated by Eisenhower and the CIA. This book weaves religion with racial, gender and socio-economic inequity into a beautifully told story that begs the reader to question the repercussions and morality of cultural imperialism.

1 comment:

Alisa said...

I loved this book!