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Daylight Must Come: The Story of a Courageous Woman Doctor in the Congo

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Hardcover, 297 pages
Published February 28th 1975 by Delacorte Press
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Amy
Aug 18, 2011 Amy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I read a recommendation to read a biography of Helen Roseveare and so picked this up from the library. The story of this woman's experience was compelling and I read through it very quickly. However, the writing wasn't very good. You could tell a lot was being left out and the connections between parts of the story were quite hard to trace sometimes. Because it wasn't well tied together, it was a very dark book overall, with explicit description of atrocity committed against the women serving in ...more
Norma Nill
Alan Burgess wrote this biography with such finesse that I didn't think about the writing at all, only about Dr. Helen Roseveare - her passion for whatever she set her mind and heart to, especially her medical work in the Belgian Congo (aka Zaire and DRC), her commitment to her patients, and her willingness to give up everything if necessary. How often do we see that kind of unselfishness today? I admit I was invested personally, because I also worked in Zaire. See more at
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Janet
Jun 27, 2012 Janet rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
In 1953, Dr. Helen Roseveare arrived in the Belgin Congo as a medical missionary. This book tells of the danger, discomfort and the day rebel Simba warriors dragged her from her home and held her and dozens of other missionaries hostage. An inspiring portrait of woman of strength and dedication.
Lee Yahnker
Oct 01, 2015 Lee Yahnker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting story of a female doctor who decided Congo is the place to be a doctor and missionary. She went 3 times, over several years, and each time had its triumphs and trials. She endured a lot.
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