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Out of darkness, shining light : (being a faithful account of the final years and earthly days of Doctor David Livingstone and his last journey from the interior to the coast of Africa, as narrated by his African companions, in three volumes) : a novel

Author: Petina Gappah
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Scribner hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"'This is how we carried out of Africa the poor broken body of Bwana Daudi, the Doctor, David Livingstone, so that he could be borne across the sea and buried in his own land.' So begins Petina Gappah's powerful novel of exploration and adventure in nineteenth-century Africa--the captivating story of the loyal men and women who carried explorer and missionary Dr. Livingstone's body, his papers and maps, fifteen  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Biographical fiction
Historical fiction
Named Person: David Livingstone; David Livingstone; David Livingstone
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Petina Gappah
ISBN: 9781982110338 1982110333 9781982110345 1982110341
OCLC Number: 1073983168
Description: 303 pages : map ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Petina Gappah.

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"'This is how we carried out of Africa the poor broken body of Bwana Daudi, the Doctor, David Livingstone, so that he could be borne across the sea and buried in his own land.' So begins Petina Gappah's powerful novel of exploration and adventure in nineteenth-century Africa--the captivating story of the loyal men and women who carried explorer and missionary Dr. Livingstone's body, his papers and maps, fifteen hundred miles across the continent of Africa, so his remains could be returned home to England and his work preserved there. Narrated by Halima, the doctor's sharp-tongued cook, and Jacob Wainwright, a rigidly pious freed slave, this is a story that encompasses all of the hypocrisy of slavery and colonization--the hypocrisy at the core of the human heart--while celebrating resilience, loyalty, and love."--Provided by publisher.

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