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The Masque of Africa by V. S. Naipaul
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Oct 04, 2011 | ISBN 9780307454997
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    Oct 19, 2010 | ISBN 9780307594495

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“Engaging. . . . Naipaul’s latest African journey is eyewitness reporting at its best.”
Time

“Beautiful and humane. . . . The idea that underpins it is so basic that it achieves a kind of majesty.”
Harper’s Magazine

“Neither a romantic’s nor an anthropologist’s tale. It is a collection of voices that make sense only in relation to one another. . . . What’s important is what’s being said. . . . [Naipaul’s is a] brilliant and elastic mind.”
The New York Times Book Review
 
“With extraordinary sensitivity, Naipaul registers the beauty of [African] traditions but also captures their cruelty.”
Bookforum
 
“One of Naipaul’s most stirring books. . . . [He] combines the objectivity of a disaster photographer and an understanding of history.”
The Independent (London)

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