“Some fine writer . . . Waugh rewired for the 80s.”—Raymond Sokolov, The Wall Street Journal
“She has a gift.”—Los Angeles Times
“Her stories will do more than a score of Newsweek magazine cover stories to explain Africa and its relationship with the 20th century.”—Houston Post
“Very often funny, very often wise.”—The Plain Dealer
“Compassionate and haunting.”—The Baltimore Sun
In this collection of fourteen short stories, originally published in 1987, acclaimed writer Maria Thomas vividly portrays the experiences of American expatriates in Africa, as well as the lives of ordinary Africans, from many points of view.