The masque of Africa : glimpses of African belief

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2011
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A remarkable work of reportage by Nobelnbsp;Prize Laureate V. S. Naipaulnbsp;that surveys belief andnbsp;religion amongnbsp;the disparate peoples of Africa. nbsp; Like all of Naipaul's "travel" books, The Masque of Africa encompasses a much larger narrative and purpose: to judge the effects of belief (in indigenous animisms, the foreign religions of Christianity and Islam, the cults of leaders and mythical history) upon the progress of civilization. It is a masterly achievement by one of the world's keenest observers and one of its greatest writers.

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subject_facet Africa -- Description and travel, Africa -- Religion, Naipaul, V. S. -- (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), -- 1932-
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