The Masque of Africa

The Masque of Africa
Author :
Publisher : Knopf Canada
Total Pages : 291
Release :
ISBN-13 : 9780307399977
ISBN-10 : 0307399974
Rating : 4/5 (74 Downloads)

Book Synopsis The Masque of Africa by : V. S. Naipaul

Download or read book The Masque of Africa written by V. S. Naipaul and published by Knopf Canada. This book was released on 2010-10-19 with total page 291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Understanding Africa is critical for all concerned with the world today: in what promises to be his final great work of reportage, one of the keenest observers of the continent surveys the effects of belief and religion on the disparate peoples of Africa. The Masque of Africa is Nobel Prize-winning V. S. Naipaul's first major work of non-fiction to be published since his internationally bestselling Beyond Belief. Like all of Naipaul's great works of non-fiction, The Masque of Africa is superficially a book of travels — full of people, stories and landscapes he visits — but it also encompasses a larger narrative and purpose: to judge the effects of belief (whether in indigenous animisms, faiths imposed by other cultures, or even the cults of leaders and mythical history) upon the progress of civilization.


The Masque of Africa Related Books

The Masque of Africa
Language: en
Pages: 291
Authors: V. S. Naipaul
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-10-19 - Publisher: Knopf Canada

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Understanding Africa is critical for all concerned with the world today: in what promises to be his final great work of reportage, one of the keenest observers
The Masque of Africa
Language: en
Pages: 258
Authors: V. S. Naipaul
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10-04 - Publisher: Vintage Canada

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Understanding Africa is critical for all concerned with the world today: in what promises to be his final great work of reportage, one of the keenest observers
The Middle Passage
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: V. S. Naipaul
Categories: Authors, Trinidadian
Type: BOOK - Published: 1962 - Publisher: Picador USA

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Naipul's first work of travel writing is an account of his journey in 1950 from London to his birthplace, Trinidad. He offers a record of his impressions there
Pende Visions of Africa
Language: en
Pages: 138
Authors: Z. S. Strother
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-10 - Publisher: 5Continents

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Lavish illustrations feature both iconic and never-before-published Pende masterworks, selected to
Things of Darkness
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Kim F. Hall
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-05 - Publisher: Cornell University Press

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

The "Ethiope," the "tawny Tartar," the "woman blackamoore," and "knotty Africanisms"—allusions to blackness abound in Renaissance texts. Kim F. Hall's eagerly