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.
having lived in colonial time as well as post colonial time in africa i appreciate the truthfull social aspect of the novel. Read morePublished 18 days ago by george goanna
MY total APPRECiATION FOR 1. READING MY REQUEST TO RUSH THIS BOOK FOR MY SON'S BIRTHDAY, AND. 2. SENDING IT, (THIS FINE BOOK), TO ARRIVE ON!!!! Read morePublished 1 month ago by EE
Boyd writes with humor and yet with deep understanding of human nature. The plot moves fast, and often the events are hilarious. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Waltraud Wieland
One of the funniest books I've ever read. A must read for anyone who's lived or is thinking about living in AfricaPublished 5 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 6 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 7 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 9 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.