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Mr. Patchio Muleba, Sr. Speaks to Students About Experience Growing Up in the DRC

Sep 26, 2019

On Wednesday, September 25, Mr. Patchio Muleba, Sr. spoke with Mrs. Milligan's AP English Literature and Composition students about his experiences growing up in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The students read Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible, a novel that tells the story of a Baptist missionary who went to the Congo with his family during the 1960s when Belgium was controlling the Congo; the story continues over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa. 

Mr. Muleba shared fascinating stories about his life and explained how he and five friends fled the Congo on foot in their late teenage years to escape dangerous living conditions and an unstable political climate in his country. His inspiring message to the students was to appreciate their lives and to recognize that they are truly the future of our country and our world.