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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Henry County Library System.

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Henry County - Main Library Fic G15P (Text) I0000000281100 Fiction Available -

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-302).
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Gappah's powerful novel of exploration and adventure in 19th-century Africa is 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.
"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.
Livingstone, David, 1813-1873 > Death and burial > Fiction.
Africa > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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