THE LONELY AFRICAN by  M. Turnll

THE LONELY AFRICAN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Here, from an Aagle American anthropologist, is a reasonably acute, resolutely informative political sketchbook of the African emergence, its transitions and troubles, rival tr and temperaments. The author, much in the manner of the recently published Children of her, lets natives and settlers speak for themselves and thus leaders and re houseboys, male prostitutes and missionaries, a white huater and his Negress wife pour forth a wealth of fresh, utterly frank details against the shifting scenes of the gro and Kenya, mud hut or plantation. Accordingly, the ruling passions are, on the one hand, a Colonial Africa feeding hypocrisy and breeding hate only to insure its own supre, and, on the other, the foreboding swell of black-man-dictatorships determined to break down all the old orders and disciplines both courses bound to bring misery to the masses. A good introduction to a seething colossus and a quietly personal, yet fervent plea for racial assimilation and enlightenment.

Pub Date: Aug. 3rd, 1962
Publisher: Simon & Schuster