The Poisonwood Bible Questions and Answers
by Barbara Kingsolver

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In the Poisonwood Bible what do we learn about cultural and other differences between Africa and America?

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Through the events and descriptions of the Price family, we learn a great deal. The underlying theme is the effect of colonialism on the African people, and the Price women tell us about this theme by their stories.

Life in the Congo is harsh. The Price family lives where the women are bare-chested, and the children are naked. They are made to feel ashamed of their nudity through Nathan's sermons. The houses are little mud huts inhabited by "tired thin women". They fight...

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