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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.
I loved it. You have to be into British colonial times but for me it was a reminder of former times in Africa -- the heat, the drinking, the concern about what was being done was... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Priscilla McClain
Really a different kind of story than I usually enjoy, but the more I read the more I got into the book and enjoyed the characters. Well worth the read.Published 2 months ago by Larry L Holt
Enjoyed the book although I didn't find it to be hilarious. British humor!Published 3 months ago by Lee D Mayer
Boring. So much blah blah before you find out anything on every page.Published 3 months ago by Arlene Marily Wirth
having lived in colonial time as well as post colonial time in africa i appreciate the truthfull social aspect of the novel. Read morePublished 5 months ago by george goanna