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Out of the Black Shadows

Paperback|Feb 2020
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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...


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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 bag of bombs and mingling with the crowd. Instead of throwing bombs he stayed to listen ... what followed was better than fiction.

-Publisher.

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 562765
  • Product Code 9781913278182
  • ISBN 1913278182
  • EAN 9781913278182
  • Pages 304
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher 10publishing
  • Publication Date Feb 2020
  • Sales Rank 1192

Stephen Lungu

Today Stephen Lungu is Africa's Billy Graham, an international evangelist who regularly speaks in the U.K., U.S., and Europe.

Anne Coomes

Writer Anne Coomes is a former editor of the Church of England Newspaper and author of several books. She lives in Cheshire, U.K.

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