Leah Price Ngemba. Bikoki Station. January 17, 1965.
January 17 is a difficult day for Leah and Anatole. It marks the day Patrice Lumumba was killed, and the day Ruth May died from snakebite. Symbolism, yo.
Anatole was released from prison after three years, and married Leah in Bikoki. They live at the mission station, along with Anatole's newfound relative, Aunt Elisabet.
Leah volunteers at the medical clinic, and she's hearing bad news over the grapevine: her young friend Pascal was murdered by the army in the jungle, and her father is living like a crazy dude in the forest. She worries about losing her family piece by piece.