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Mister Johnson (1939)

by Joyce Cary

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Masterful character depictions not limited to the titular character nor other native people of Nigeria, but the white "overlords" as well--from Pig's-Neck to his wife and even barelly sketched minor characters. Mister Johnson himself is a tragi-comic character who makes us laugh along with, and a bit *at,* and love this absurd man who, in the end, just wants to make everyone happy. Using colourful words that may be politically incorrect today, Cary can be forgiven for using words of his generation; the book was published 1939. And he (i neer knew Joyce was a 'he') shows great empathy for his character. Truly a pleasure. ( )
1 vote Muzzorola | Nov 7, 2015 |
Another buddy matinee with dear friend Bettie, watching another movie with Pierce Brosnam. ( )
  Lnatal | Mar 31, 2013 |
Another buddy matinee with dear friend Bettie, watching another movie with Pierce Brosnam. ( )
  Lnatal | Mar 31, 2013 |
Another buddy matinee with dear friend Bettie, watching another movie with Pierce Brosnam. ( )
  Lnatal | Mar 31, 2013 |
Another buddy matinee with dear friend Bettie, watching another movie with Pierce Brosnam. ( )
  Lnatal | Mar 31, 2013 |
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Pritchett, V. S.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The young women of Fada, in Nigeria, are well known for beauty.
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