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Out of Darkness, Shining Light

A Novel
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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 19th-century Africa - the captivating story of the loyal men and women who carried explorer and missionary Dr. Livingstone's body, his papers and maps, 1,500 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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©2019 Petina Gappah (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

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  • 18/10/2019

Real and Beautiful

I loved that it was written from the perspective of the persons who were there. For it gave a picture of the environment and its mixture of culture and greed, poverty, personalities and the feelings and frustrations of that everyday life. it was purely real and I could see it and feel it and identify with it.

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  • amanda
  • 08/10/2019

When does it start

I'm stuck about an hour or two in. I keep wanting the adventure to start and instead we're on character development and back story. It got good reviews and it's probably powerful literature, I just can't seem to get into it.

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