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African American Hero: William Shepherd

Today you will read about the atrocities in the Congo under King Leopold and the actions of a little known African American hero who served as a missionary in the Congo. 148 more words

The Poisonwood Bible - by Barbara Kingsolver (1998) part 2

I’ve just finished reading “The Poisonwood Bible”, and am listening to the quietness of our house now. It’s a strange feeling, coming back to the here and now after being totally immersed in a novel of the Congo that spanned thirty years, starting in 1959. 323 more words

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The Poisonwood Bible - by Barbara Kingsolver (1998), part 1

This book really could have been entitled: “How NOT To Be A Missionary”. Almost from the first page, Nathan Price is blundering badly at every step. 247 more words

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David's Obituary

The following is set to appear in the Victoria Times-Colonist on February 11, 2017:

After the long goodbye of progressive dementia first diagnosed in 2000, David Nixon set off on his next adventure on February 9th at the age of 82. 351 more words

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1903 – Roger Casement completes report about abuses in Belgian Congo.

‘Failure to meet the rubber collection quotas was punishable by death. Meanwhile, the Force Publique were required to provide the hand of their victims as proof when they had shot and killed someone, as it was believed that they would otherwise use the munitions (imported from Europe at considerable cost) for hunting.

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A Book To Make You Think

  I certainly recommend this book – Resurrection Science, Conservation, De-Extinction and the Future of Wild Things, by M. R. O’Connor.  The author gives 8 case studies in which she raises various scientific, economic, ethical, and philosophical points.   9 more words

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The Horror

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad is one more of the Top 150 novels I can cross off my list.  It is an eerie, dark story told in the first-person by Marlow, a boat captain, who is sent into the dark recesses of Africa to rescue a man named Mr. 147 more words