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The Resource Out of darkness, shining light : a novel, Petina Gappah

Out of darkness, shining light : a novel, Petina Gappah

Label
Out of darkness, shining light : a novel
Title
Out of darkness, shining light
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Petina Gappah
Title variation
Out of darkness, shining light
Title variation remainder
(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)
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10804723
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gappah, Petina
Dewey number
823/.92
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9390.9.G37
LC item number
O95 2019
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Livingstone, David
  • Livingstone, David
  • Africa
Target audience
adult
Label
Out of darkness, shining light : a novel, Petina Gappah
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-302)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Scriber hardcover edition.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9781982110338
Lccn
2018055315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration, map
System control number
  • on1073983168
  • (OCoLC)1073983168
Label
Out of darkness, shining light : a novel, Petina Gappah
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-302)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Scriber hardcover edition.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9781982110338
Lccn
2018055315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration, map
System control number
  • on1073983168
  • (OCoLC)1073983168

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