North of South: An African Journey

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Penguin, Sep 26, 1996 - Social Science - 352 pages
23 Reviews
In the 1970s Shiva Naipaul travelled to Africa, visiting Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia for several months. Through his experiences, the places he visited and his various encounters, he aimed to discover what 'liberation', 'revolution' and 'socialism' meant to the ordinary people. His journey of discovery is brilliantly documented in this intimate, comic and controversial portrayal of a continent on the brink of change.
 

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Review: North of South: An African Journey

User Review  - Colin - Goodreads

A very good and quite gripping read. Africa from a different viewpoint, and able to include so many views. Well recommended. Read full review

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User Review  - Paroma - Goodreads

Here is another a Naipaul (younger brother to the famous VS) who is an insightful and generally unpleasant man. However, this may just add to the outsider providing perspective with scathing social ... Read full review

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Contents

Bright Lights
35
I Black and White Old Style
68
New Style
85
Between Master and Slave
96
A Highlands Adventure
123
A Spell on the Coast
170
PART TWO
195
Taking the Socialist Road
197
Three Portraits
213
Animals and Men
221
The Haven of Peace
241
Words Words Words
263
Into the Void
299
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