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Out of Darkness, Shining Light
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Out of Darkness, Shining Light (Paperback)

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Prize-winning author Petina Gappah's tale of Dr Livingstone's epic journey through nineteenth-century Africa is 'incredible' (Yaa Gyasi), 'powerful' (Jesmyn Ward), and 'beautiful' (Anthony Doerr).



'A fine writer.' J.M. Coetzee



'Wonderful.' The Times



'Captivating.' Guardian



This is the story of the body of Bwana Daudi, the Doctor, the explorer David Livingstone - and the sixty-nine men and women who carried his remains for 1,500 miles across the African interior so that he could be borne across the sea and buried in his own country. This is the story of those in the shadows of history: those who saved a white man's bones, his dark companions, who became his faithful retinue on an epic funeral march - little knowing that his corpse carried the maps that sowed the seeds of the continent's brutal colonisation and enslavement. This is the story of how human bravery, loyalty, and love can triumph over darkness - and it is Petina Gappah's radical masterpiece.



'Incredible.' Yaa Gyasi



'Beautiful.' Anthony Doerr



'Powerful.' Jesmyn Ward

Fiction & PoetryHistorical FictionHistorical adventureFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Faber & Faber Publication Date: 03/09/2020 ISBN-13: 9780571345342  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Petina Gappah is a Zimbabwean writer with law degrees from Cambridge, Graz University and the University of Zimbabwe. Her short fiction and essays have been published in eight countries. Her debut story collection, An Elegy for Easterly, won the Guardian First Book Award in 2009, and her first novel, The Book of Memory, was longlisted for the 2015 Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction.

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