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"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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library GAPPAH (Petina) (Text) 37814003326684 FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 12/29/2020 In quarantine -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande F Gappah, P (Text) 35178001761389 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 10/02/2019 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library GAPPA (Text) 33892006558267 FICTION New/High Demand None 01/08/2020 Checked out 02/01/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982110338
  • ISBN: 1982110333
  • Physical Description: 303 pages : map ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2019.

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General Note:
"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" --Title page.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-302).
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.
Subject: Livingstone, David, 1813-1873 > Fiction.
Explorers > Fiction.
Voyages and travels > Fiction.
Life change events > Fiction.
Africa > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Novels.

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