Author William Boyd has written about Africa before, most notably in his bestselling novel Brazzaville Beach. In A Good Man in Africa, Boyd spins a darkly comic tale of political corruption, revolution, sexual misadventure, blackmail, and death. By novel's end, Leafy may not have become a better man--or even a much wiser one--but he has acquired a kind of dignity and gritty courage for which he is well suited. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
One of the funniest books I've ever read. A must read for anyone who's lived or is thinking about living in AfricaPublished 2 months ago by Siaffai Passawe
Such a wonderful portrayal of the British colonists in West Africa. I think this book should be listed as a classic and be on the recommended lists for schools. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Annie
i read this book on a 15.5 hour flight. it was so funny I could not resist laughing out loud at times, to the discomfort of other passengers, who must have thought there was a... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Topender
I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa at the same time this novel was published, and this novel captures the feel, language (Pidgin English) and that always odd... Read morePublished 5 months ago by pencilpoints
This delightful book is both funny and heart-stoppingly suspenseful.
The best book I read this year! By the author's own admission, one of the best books he's written.
A book for those who love to laugh. Boyd certainly knows how to push the silly absurd funny button. Enjoy!Published 7 months ago by Jane
As the main character is inept I struggled to get into this book. I laughed out loud once which doesn't happen very often so it must have been a funny scene. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jammer13
The new 007 book sent me looking for other works by William Boyd. The Good Man in Africa takes one back to the time the British were in Africa and one becomes aware of class, race... Read morePublished 8 months ago by S. Hall
Morgan Leafy's predicament is spelled out in the opening pages -- romantic disappointment, career frustrations, a hinted-at case of venereal disease, blackmail. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Honorable Mensch