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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.

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  • 6 of 13 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Terrace Public Library.

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3 current holds with 13 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Terrace Public Library GAP (Text) 35151001092360 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982110338 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 303 pages : map ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2019.

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Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
"“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 the publisher.
Subject: Livingstone, David, 1813-1873 > Fiction.
Africa > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Genre/Form: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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