A Good Man in Africa (Paperback)

Author: Boyd, William

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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.


Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9781400030026
SKU 31088898
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1400030021
Release Date 1/1/2003
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 4.75L x 0.75T
Author Info
William Boyd
Boyd spent much of his early life in Ghana and Nigeria, where his father, an expert on tropical diseases, was on the staff of various universities. He was educated in Scotland and at Oxford, where he taught English until 1982. Many of his books are set in Africa, including A GOOD MAN IN AFRICA, perhaps his most well-known novel. He has also written short stories and screenplays, as well as many book reviews for English and American newspapers.
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First Line "Good man," said Dalmire, gratefully accepting the gin Morgan Leafy offered him.
Annotation 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.
Editors Note 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.
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Number of Pages 0352
Publisher Vintage Books
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