The Poisonwood Bible

by Barbara Kingsolver

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  • Some critics have complained that the novel Some critics have complained that the novel does not give Nathan a voice. Write one of the Price family's experiences in the Congo from his point of view.
  • Read one of Kingsolver's novels that is set in the American Southwest, such as Pigs in Heaven. Compare and contrast in essay form the family dynamics in that novel and The Poisonwood Bible.
  • Research and prepare a PowerPoint demonstration about missionary work in the Congo.
  • How would you depict the novel's five narrative voices in a film? Write a screenplay of a portion of the novel that incorporates the Price family's different points of view.

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