North of South: An African Journey

North of South: An African Journey

by Shiva Naipaul

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Overview

In the 1970s Shiva Naipaul travelled to Africa, visiting Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia for several months. Through his experiences, the places he visited and his various encounters, he aimed to discover what "liberation," "revolution" and "socialism" meant to the ordinary people. His journey of discovery is brilliantly documented in this intimate, comic and controversial portrayal of a continent on the brink of change.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140188264
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/1997
Series: Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 639,643
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.83(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Shiva Naipaul was born in 1945 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. He was educated at Queen's Royal College and St Mary's College in Trinidad and at University College, Oxford. He married in 1967 and had one son. His books include Fireflies (1970), which won the Jock Campbell New Statesman Award, the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize and the Winifred Holtby Prize; North of South (1978), the story of his remarkable journey through Africa; Black and White (1980); A Hot Country (1983); and Beyond the Dragon's Mouth: Stories and Pieces (1984).

Table of Contents

North of SouthIntroduction
Prelude
Part One
1. Bright Lights
2. I. Black and White: Old Style
II. Black and White: New Style
3. Between Master and Slave
4. A Highlands Adventure
5. A Spell on the Coast

Part Two
6. Taking the Socialist Road
7. Three Portraits
8. Animals and Men
9. The Haven of Peace
10. Words, Words, Words
11. Into the Void

What People are Saying About This

Graham Greene

"A very sad, very funny account of a journey in East Africa."

Bruce Chatwin

"Absolutely first-rate."

Elspeth Huxley

"Naipaul shares with Evelyn Waugh the same eye for the ridiculous, the same dark humour, the same ultimate cynicism about the human race."

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