North of South

North of South

An African Journey

  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140188264
  • 352 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult


In the 1970s Shiva Naipaul travelled to Africa, visiting Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia for several months. Through his experiences, the places he visited and his various encounters, he aimed to discover what “liberation,” “revolution” and “socialism” meant to the ordinary people. His journey of discovery is brilliantly documented in this intimate, comic and controversial portrayal of a continent on the brink of change.

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Table of Contents

North of SouthIntroduction
Part One
1. Bright Lights
2. I. Black and White: Old Style
II. Black and White: New Style
3. Between Master and Slave
4. A Highlands Adventure
5. A Spell on the Coast

Part Two
6. Taking the Socialist Road
7. Three Portraits
8. Animals and Men
9. The Haven of Peace
10. Words, Words, Words
11. Into the Void

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