Out of the Black Shadows

by Anne Coomes;

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Out of the Black Shadows

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Stephen Lungu was the oldest son of a teenage mother, married off to a much older man by her parents, and living in a black township near Salisbury, Zimbabwe. When he was three his mother ran away, leaving him, and his younger brother and sister, in the reluctant care of an aunt. By eleven Stephen too had run away, preferring life on the streets. To survive, he slept under bridges and scavenged food from white folks' dustbins. As a teenager he was recruited into one of the urban gangs, called the Black Shadows, which ran a programme of theft and thuggery with a half-focused dream of revolution. When a travelling evangelist came to town, Stephen was sent to fire bomb the event, carrying his hag of bombs and mingling with the crowd. Instead of throwing bombs he stayed to listen...what followed was more amazing than fiction.

Out of the Black Shadows by Anne Coomes was published by Ingram International Inc in May 2007 and is our 35875th best seller. The ISBN for Out of the Black Shadows is 9780825460258.

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Details for Out of the Black Shadows

Page last updated 23rd January 2014
Author / Artist
PublisherIngram International Inc (May 2007)
Thickness23 mm
Height194 mm
Width127 mm
Product Code1969889
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