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By: Naipaul, V.S.
Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2010
Edition: first printing of the first North American edition
Seller ID: 2296
Hardcover with dust jacket, 241 pp. Fine in a fine jacket. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. The dust jacket is in a fresh mylar cover. “Like all of V. S. Naipaul’s ‘travel’ books, The Masque of Africa encompasses a much larger narrative and purpose: to judge the effects of belief (in indigenous animisms, the foreign religions of Christianity and Islam, the cults of leaders and mythical history) upon the progress of civilization. From V. S. Naipaul: ‘For my travel books I travel on a theme. And the theme of The Masque of Africa is African belief. I begin in Ugand... View more info