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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

Belgian Congo #142 (1932)

Belgian Congo (Congo Belge in French and Belgisch Congo in Dutch) was a colony of Belgium in central Africa from 1908 until independence as the Republic of the Congo ( 2,833 more words

Stamp Issuers

Salts of lemon is what you need

I’ve been sharing some helpful household hints… helpful that is if you were in the Congo in the 1940’s. I’m not sure many modern cookery and recipe books would contain helpful ways to manage your home; in ‘The Congo Cookery Book’, by Clare E. 416 more words


When your hot water bottle has perished...

I mentioned before that my father-in-law was in Africa during the war; I never knew him so I never was able to talk to him about his experiences. 348 more words


Battling the Belgians

This African warrior queen is defending her kingdom from the depredations of Belgian imperialists. Her steed, a mighty Tyrannosaurus rex, wants to know if Belgian invaders taste anything like waffles. 30 more words


Things useful to know about the house

My father-in-law was in Africa during the war, but he was nowhere near the Congo as the Democratic Republic of the Congo was then called. However, somehow my parents-in-law ended up with The Congo Cookery Book by Clare E. 399 more words


The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver

Category: fiction

Subject/Topic: The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. 222 more words

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