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The Resource Bakhita : a novel of the Saint of Sudan, Véronique Olmi ; translated from the French by Adriana Hunter

Bakhita : a novel of the Saint of Sudan, Véronique Olmi ; translated from the French by Adriana Hunter

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Bakhita : a novel of the Saint of Sudan
Title
Bakhita
Title remainder
a novel of the Saint of Sudan
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Véronique Olmi ; translated from the French by Adriana Hunter
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Inspired by the true story of a former slave who became a saint, this poignant novel explores how a human being can survive the obliteration of her identity, and how kindness and generosity can be born out of profound trauma. She recalls little of her childhood, not even her own name. She was barely seven years old when she was snatched by slave raiders from her village in the Darfur region of southern Sudan. In a cruel twist, they gave her the name that she will carry for the rest of her life: Bakhita, "the Lucky One" in Arabic. Sold and resold along the slave trade routes, Bakhita endures years of unspeakable abuse and terror. At age thirteen, at last, her life takes a turn when the Italian consul in Khartoum purchases her. A few years later, as chaos engulfs the capital, the consul returns to Italy, taking Bakhita with him. In this new land, another long and arduous journey begins--one that leads her onto a spiritual path for which she is still revered today. With rich, evocative language, Véronique Olmi immerses the reader in Bakhita's world--her unfathomable resilience, her stubborn desire to live, and her ability to turn toward the pain of others in spite of the terrible sufferings that she too must endure"--
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Olmi, Véronique
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
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fiction
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Hunter, Adriana
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  • Bakhita
  • Christian saints
  • Resilience (Personality trait)
Label
Bakhita : a novel of the Saint of Sudan, Véronique Olmi ; translated from the French by Adriana Hunter
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
362 pages
Isbn
9781590519776
Lccn
2018036541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1046073182
  • 681890
  • (OCoLC)1046073182
Label
Bakhita : a novel of the Saint of Sudan, Véronique Olmi ; translated from the French by Adriana Hunter
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
362 pages
Isbn
9781590519776
Lccn
2018036541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1046073182
  • 681890
  • (OCoLC)1046073182
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