He phrase ''heart of darkness'' occurs only once, as far as i can tell, in barbara kingsolver's haunting new novel, ''the poisonwood bible they take the americans' message literally -- elections are good, jesus too -- and expose its contradictions by holding an election in church to decide whether or not.
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It took another decade before kingsolver combined her childhood memories of place with her later awareness of history, in a far-reaching parable of responsibility and redemption, the poisonwood bible (1998) as an american baptist missionary drags his family to the belgian congo (later zaire), his.
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