The Witch Doctor's Wife

The Witch Doctor's Wife

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The Congo beckons to young Amanda Brown in 1958, as she follows her missionary calling to the mysterious "dark continent" far from her South Carolina home. But her enthusiasm cannot cushion her from the shock of a very foreign culture - where competing missionaries are as plentiful as flies, and oppressive European overlords are busy stripping the land of its most valuable resource: diamonds. Little by little, Amanda is drawn into the lives of the villagers in tiny Belle Vue - and she is touched by the plight of the local witch doctor, a man known as Their Death, who has been forced to take a second job as a yardman to support his two wives. But when First Wife stumbles upon an impossibly enormous uncut gem, events are set in motion that threaten to devastate the lives of these people Amanda has come to admire and love - events that could lead to nothing less than murder.
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ISBN: 9780061944116
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rlinda
Jul 26, 2013

A beautiful unusual story.
The title makes you think the story is going to head in one direction, and so the plot is very fresh and unexpected. Fun, strange details about life in the Congo.

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varaidzo89
Jul 07, 2011

A good read.

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Travelicious
May 14, 2010

I really enjoyed the story told here, as the author grew up in the Congo and paints a wonderful portrait of it. However, there are too many typographical errors. I lost count at 8, and I found them very distracting. This book needs a good proofreader!

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ready2read
Mar 03, 2010

There was something quite charming about this book.I hope it is the first in a series because I really want to visit some of these characters again. Interesting

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trepid
Dec 30, 2009

I was expecting the usual hilarious prose from this author and when I started to read the book thought it wouldn't be to my taste. It is different from what I usually read but very enjoyable, very well written.

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