If you’re looking for the best books about missionaries in Africa, you’ve come to the right place. Here is a list of our top picks:
1. “The Missionary” by Paul Theroux
This book tells the story of a young missionary who goes to Africa to spread the word of God. However, he quickly discovers that the people he is trying to help are not interested in his message. Undeterred, he continues to try to make a difference, even as he struggles with his own faith.
2. “The Poisonwood Bible” by Barbara Kingsolver
This novel tells the story of a family of missionaries who go to Africa in the 1960s. They are quickly confronted with the reality of life in a developing country, and they must grapple with their own beliefs as they try to help others.
3. “The Book of Negroes” by Lawrence Hill
This novel tells the story of a young woman who is taken from Africa and sold into slavery. She eventually makes her way to America, where she becomes a successful missionary. However, she is always haunted by her memories of her homeland.
4. “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” by Alexander McCall Smith
This series of novels follows the adventures of a female detective in Botswana. She often uses her skills to help missionaries who are in trouble.
5. “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad
This classic novel tells the story of a man who goes to Africa to work for a Belgian trading company. He quickly descends into madness, and the book is a harrowing look at the dark heart of colonialism.