Friday, December 20, 2019

Book Review - Out of Darkness, Shining Light by Petina Gappah

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Explorer and missionary Dr. Livingstone has passed on during his journey.  The novel is narrated by Halima, the doctor's cook, and Jacob Wainwright, a pious freed slave. The story illustrates the exploration and adventure in nineteenth-century Africa. The novel follows the men and women who carried the body of Dr. Livingstone back to him home in England.

I thought the premise of the novel was interesting. However, the writing style was rambling and at times, hard to understand. I kept re-reading the same line over and over trying to understand the story. Eventually, I just gave up and decided the novel wasn't worth the effort.

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