Thorndike Press

Out of Darkness, Shining Light

  • Petina Gappah
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  • ISBN-10: 1432872893
  • ISBN-13: 9781432872892
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.25 lbs ( .57 kgs)
  • 458 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released February 2020



An NPR Best Book

Set in nineteenth-century Africa, Out of Darkness, Shining Light is the story of the loyal men and women who carried explorer and missionary Dr. David 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.