North Of South: An African Journey by Shiva NaipaulNorth Of South: An African Journey by Shiva Naipaul

North Of South: An African Journey

byShiva Naipaul

Paperback | February 1, 1997

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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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Shiva Naipaul was born in 1945 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. He was educated at Queen's Royal College and St Mary's College in Trinidad and at University College, Oxford. He married in 1967 and had one son. His books include Fireflies (1970), which won the Jock Campbell New Statesman Award, the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize and the ...
Title:North Of South: An African JourneyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.7 × 5.1 × 0.83 inPublished:February 1, 1997Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140188266

ISBN - 13:9780140188264

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18


Table of Contents

North of SouthIntroduction
Part One
1. Bright Lights
2. I. Black and White: Old Style
II. Black and White: New Style
3. Between Master and Slave
4. A Highlands Adventure
5. A Spell on the Coast

Part Two
6. Taking the Socialist Road
7. Three Portraits
8. Animals and Men
9. The Haven of Peace
10. Words, Words, Words
11. Into the Void

From Our Editors

With a sharp sense of irony, dark humour and cynicism, Shiva Naipaul invites readers to join him on an unforgettable voyage. Perceptive, engaging and controversial, North of South: An African Journey follows Naipaul in his 1970s journey through Africa — staying in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia for several months. Trying to discover what liberation, revolution and socialism mean to ordinary people through his experiences, encounters and travels, he weaves a funny, intimate and provocative account of a continent on the verge of change.