Reviewed By Gisela Dixon for Readers’ Favorite
4 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Missionary Kid: Born in India, Bound for America by Margaret H. Essebaggers Dopirak is an autobiographical account of life in the mid-twentieth century in India from a foreigner’s perspective. Missionary Kid chronicles the author’s life growing up in India just as colonial rule was coming to an end there. Her parents were missionaries and a large part of her childhood and early teenage years was spent in India. . . . . . . .
Margaret H. Essebaggers Dopirak takes us through the heat and tropical conditions of India, catching tropical illnesses such as malaria, and of course the native culture and places. We also learn about her life after she leaves India, her college experiences, relationships, and more. There are several photographs sprinkled throughout the book as well which add to the book’s narrative.
. . . . an interesting glimpse into life on two continents and different societies and cultures. . . . . I found Margaret’s life story interesting and different and was glad to get a glimpse into that era.