Study Guide

The Poisonwood Bible Book 1, Chapter 6

By Barbara Kingsolver

Book 1, Chapter 6


  • It's Easter Sunday! Since the people of Kilanga don't have Easter (or Sundays) they don't really care. Luckily, Nathan Price is here to make them care.
  • He arranges a little Easter pageant, which Rachel doesn't enjoy. "I didn't see there was any need for them to be so African about it" (1.6.6), she complains.
  • After the play, they have a picnic. Rachel's mom makes a big bunch of fried chicken, which everyone loves (duh, fried chicken is awesome), but Father is still disappointed. He was expecting a baptism, yo.