Out of Darkness, Shining Light

Publisher: Scribner Release date: 2019-09-10

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';Engrossing, beautiful, and deeply imaginative, Out of Darkness, Shining Light is a novel that lends voice to those who appeared only as footnotes in history, yet whose final, brave act of loyalty and respect changed the course of it. An incredible and important book by a masterful writer.' Yaa Gyasi, author of Homegoing';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 Africathe 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 colonizationthe hypocrisy at the core of the human heartwhile celebrating resilience, loyalty, and love.

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Genre: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Collection: Scribner

Type: EPub

Pages: 320

ISBN: 9781982110352

Additional Information

Genre: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Collection: Scribner

Type: EPub

Pages: 320

ISBN: 9781982110352

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