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North of South: An African Journey (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780140188264
ISBN10: 0140188266
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When Shiva Naipaul (younger brother of V.S. Naipaul) went to East Africa in the 1970s to investigate the inflated rhetoric of the newly independent nations — to see whether the promises of the new leaders had been kept — what he found was both disheartening and very funny. It is the younger Naipaul's special gift to make the tragic so comic, and North of South is one of the best travel books out there.
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When Shiva Naipaul (younger brother of V.S. Naipaul) went to East Africa in the 1970s to investigate the inflated rhetoric of the newly independent nations — to see whether the promises of the new leaders had been kept — what he found was both disheartening and very funny. It is the younger Naipaul's special gift to make the tragic so comic, and North of South is one of the best travel books out there.
Recommended by Frank, Powells.com

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Portrayal of a continent on the brink of change. Based on the author's experiences in central Africa in the 1970s.

Table of Contents

North of South Introduction

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

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Stephen Gerritson, August 14, 2008 (view all comments by Stephen Gerritson)
Naipaul's visit to Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia uses anecdotes to portray societies in flux and the growing pains associated with change. An eye for detail and colorful description is at times offset by an uneasy feeling of prejudice on the part of the author.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140188264
Author:
Naipaul, Shiva
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London, England ;
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Kenya
Subject:
Tanzania
Subject:
Zambia
Subject:
Zambia Description and travel.
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Kenya Description and travel.
Subject:
Tanzania Description and travel.
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin
Publication Date:
19970231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.72x5.09x.63 in. .47 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Staff Pick" by ,

When Shiva Naipaul (younger brother of V.S. Naipaul) went to East Africa in the 1970s to investigate the inflated rhetoric of the newly independent nations — to see whether the promises of the new leaders had been kept — what he found was both disheartening and very funny. It is the younger Naipaul's special gift to make the tragic so comic, and North of South is one of the best travel books out there.

"Staff Pick" by ,

When Shiva Naipaul (younger brother of V.S. Naipaul) went to East Africa in the 1970s to investigate the inflated rhetoric of the newly independent nations — to see whether the promises of the new leaders had been kept — what he found was both disheartening and very funny. It is the younger Naipaul's special gift to make the tragic so comic, and North of South is one of the best travel books out there.

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