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Out of Darkness, Shining Light

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Out of Darkness, Shining Light
Title
Out of Darkness, Shining Light
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Summary
Petina Gappah's epic journey through nineteenth-century Africa - following the funeral caravan who bore Bwana Daudi's body - is 'engrossing, beautiful and deeply imaginative.' (Yaa Gyasi) This is the story of the body of Bwana Daudi, the Doctor, the explorer David Livingstone - and the sixty-nine men and women who carried his remains for 1,500 miles so that he could be borne across the sea and buried in his own country. The wise men of his age say Livingstone blazed into the darkness of their native land leaving a track of light behind where white men who followed him could tread in perfect safety. But in Petina Gappah's radical novel, it is those in the shadows of history - those who saved a white man's bones; his dark companions; his faithful retinue on an epic funeral march - whose voices are resurrected with searing intensity. This final, fateful journey across the African interior is lead by Halima, Livingstone's sharp-tongued cook, and three of his most devoted servants: Jacob, Chuma and Susi. Their tale of how his corpse was borne out of nineteenth-century Africa - carrying the maps that sowed the seeds of the continent's brutal colonisation - has the power of myth. It is not only symbolic of slavery's hypocrisy, but a portrait of a world trembling on the cusp of total change - and a celebration of human bravery, loyalty and love
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Gappah, Petina
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Sagas
  • General Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Literary Fiction
  • Literary Criticism
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Out of Darkness, Shining Light
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BORROWBOX:FFP_734164
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780571345359
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Out of Darkness, Shining Light
Control code
BORROWBOX:FFP_734164
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780571345359
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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