A Good Man in Africa (Paperback)
|Author: William Boyd|
|William Boyd's excruciatingly funny first novel presents us with an unforgettable anti-hero and a vision of Africa seldom seen.|
In the small African republic of Kinjanja, British diplomat Morgan Leafy bumbles heavily through his job. His love of women, fondness for drink, and general loathing for the country prove formidable obstacles on his road to success. But when he is charged with monitoring the front runner in Kinjanja's national elections, Morgan senses an opportunity to achieve real professional recognition and more importantly, reassignment. Then he finds himself being blackmailed, diagnosed with a venereal disease, attempting bribery, and confounded with a dead body, and realizes that very little is going according to plan.
From the Publisher:
In the small African republic of Kinjanja, Morgan Leafy, a carefree British civil servant perennially in search of sexual adventure, must deal with Harvard-educated tribal chiefs, unalterably genteel Englishwomen, and a cursed lightning-struck corpse. Winner of the Whitbread Award.
In spite of his weakness for women and alcohol, Morgan Leafy perseveres in his position as representative of the crown in the tropical African country of Kinjanja, until the corruption he encounters requires more than the usual bribery for him to emerge unscathed.