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The Resource Out of Darkness, Shining Light

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
WINNER OF THE 2020 CHAUTAUQUA PRIZE ONE OF NPR'S BEST BOOKS OF 2019 "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 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
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Gappah, Petina
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dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • African American Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Label
Out of Darkness, Shining Light
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:3b3e65f6-3335-41df-bfe8-6a5242d43ac3
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781982110352
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Out of Darkness, Shining Light
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3b3e65f6-3335-41df-bfe8-6a5242d43ac3
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781982110352
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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