This paper illustrates that Leder has noted, “both novels presaged public protests against abuses in the Congo, specifically the excesses of a Leopoldian regime in the Congo and the involvement of Western powers in the murder of Patrice Lumumba”. ‘Poisonwood Bible’ can be actually considered as a “re-writing of ‘Heart of Darkness’ from a woman’s point of view”. Conrad’s novel, published in 1899, was later criticized as having a racist undertone and also a sexist one. The theme of Kingslover’s novel is also racism and gender, though in an opposite perspective. Conrad’s novel depicts the Congo at the time of the beginning of its colonization by the West but Kingslover has completed her novel when colonial rule was reaching its fag end. The Heart of Darkness’ is the story of the voyage of a sailor, Marlow, through the Congo river. Marlow is entrusted with the task of bringing back, an employee of his company who had gone to the forest in search of ivory and eventually had become a psychic patient. In this story, as narrated by Marlow, women appear either in the domestic realm- “naïve and idealistic” Western women- or in the outside world as “savage (Congolese) woman”. In ‘Poisonwood Bible’, on the contrary, the Western women are not confined to homes, are adventurous, and are part of a universal sisterhood including the Congolese women.