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The Resource 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

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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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
Title
Out of darkness, shining light
Title 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) : a novel
Statement of responsibility
Petina Gappah
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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."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gappah, Petina
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Livingstone, David
  • Livingstone, David
  • Livingstone, David
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Africa
  • Africa
Label
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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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
Control code
1073983168
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9781982110345
Lccn
2018055315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1073983168
Label
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
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
Control code
1073983168
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9781982110345
Lccn
2018055315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1073983168

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