The Poisonwood Bible:
Cultures, Nations, and Families in Conflict
“Everything you're sure is right can be wrong in another place. ”
― Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible
The slideshow above shows images of the beauty of the Congo.
Materials and Resources
Multimedia Resources Specific to "Book 1: Genesis"
Above you will find a clip from the film, The Chronicles of Narnia. What biblical allusion is being made here?
Think about the purposes and effects of Kingsolver's narration strategies, such as the frame story, shifting narrators, epistolary, and unreliable narration. The film clips below show this in action.
Forrest Gump - frame story
Crash - shifting narrators
Gone Girl - unreliable narrator
Dangerous Liaisons (based upon a novel written totally in letters) - epistolary
Key & Peele "Teaching Center" - Satire
Weird Al Yankovic "Fat" - Parody
Multimedia Resources Specific to "Book 2: The Revelation"
Below, you will find an 8 part series published by the British Broadcasting Company in 2018 about the Congo River Valley.
Below you will find a documentary featuring Belgian-Congo History.
***Please note: some images are of amputations and can be shocking.
Click on the image below to go to Boston University's Pardee School of Global Studies to find information on European Colonialism in Africa.
The videos below will give further information on European Colonialism of Africa.
"Book 1: Genesis" Paper Resources
"Book 2: The Revelation" Paper Resources