Black mischief

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Chapman and Hall, 1932 - Fiction - 312 pages
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With a little misguided help from some friends, Black Emperor Seth attempts to modernize the kingdom of Azania, off the African coast. The result is home-made currency, a birth control gala festival, the rightful ruler's demise at his own coronation ceremony, and a good deal more mischief from the wit of satirist Evelyn Waugh.

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User Review  - santhony - LibraryThing

This is a moderately entertaining comical farce written by early 20th century British writer Evelyn Waugh. Its centerpiece is a fictional island off the eastern coast of Africa near Somalia named ... Read full review

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User Review  - roblong - LibraryThing

Very funny. Big caveat with this one is the racism - Waugh is unabashedly racist, and the terminology he uses, while presumably common in 1932, grates pretty heavily now. That said, while none of the ... Read full review


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