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Author Gappah, Petina, 1971- author
Title 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 / Petina Gappah
Published New York : Scribner, 2019
Copyright ©2019
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Edition First Scribner hardcover edition
Descript 303 pages : map ; 22 cm
Content text txt
Media unmediated n
Carrier volume nc
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-302)
Summary "'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
Subject Livingstone, David, 1813-1873 -- Fiction
Livingstone, David, 1813-1873 -- Death and burial -- Fiction
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Fiction
Africa -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction
Genre Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
ISBN 9781982110338

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