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
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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
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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‘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.