Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The African” as Want to Read:
The African
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The African

3.42  ·  Rating Details ·  12 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 1st 1961 by Signet
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Community Reviews

(showing 1-42)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Anna
Jul 15, 2012 Anna rated it liked it
In the late 1950’s and early 1960’s many countries in Africa sought and won their independence from countries like England, Germany, Italy, and France. Many of the new African leaders were young men who had studied in those European countries and had returned to lead their country to independence. The transitions were not always easy. In South Africa, for example, the white minority was entrenched and reluctant to share power and had put in all sorts of laws to suppress the blacks majority.

The
...more
Leonel Lucas
Leonel Lucas rated it it was amazing
Jan 22, 2016
Zohra Mehellou
Zohra Mehellou rated it really liked it
Jun 21, 2016
Chief Gutjwa
Chief Gutjwa rated it liked it
Oct 21, 2014
Herman Bonou
Herman Bonou rated it it was ok
Mar 06, 2015
Kris
Jan 07, 2008 Kris rated it it was ok
musty and old but a good snapshot of the time in Africa
CyLarge
CyLarge rated it liked it
Oct 16, 2014
Samy
Samy rated it liked it
Oct 25, 2013
Klaas Bisschop
Klaas Bisschop rated it really liked it
Jul 09, 2014
Ibrahim Asunmo
Ibrahim Asunmo rated it it was amazing
Jun 17, 2016
Gcinile Khumalo
Gcinile Khumalo rated it liked it
Oct 23, 2014
Gcinile Khumalo
Gcinile Khumalo rated it really liked it
Oct 23, 2014
Bren
Bren marked it as to-read
Jan 27, 2009
SueEllen
SueEllen marked it as to-read
Mar 28, 2009
Erik Laiho
Erik Laiho marked it as to-read
Oct 26, 2012
Boke
Boke marked it as to-read
Dec 19, 2012
Susan
Susan marked it as to-read
May 25, 2013
Yinzadi
Yinzadi marked it as to-read
Jun 12, 2013
Rachel
Rachel marked it as to-read
Oct 30, 2013
Rachel
Rachel is currently reading it
Oct 30, 2013
Kelly Dunagan
Kelly Dunagan marked it as to-read
Feb 26, 2014
Mandy
Mandy marked it as to-read
Apr 19, 2014
Melody Dube
Melody Dube marked it as to-read
Oct 22, 2014
Shaikh Akif
Shaikh Akif marked it as to-read
Jan 07, 2015
Bonnie
Bonnie marked it as to-read
Feb 03, 2015
Jerica
Jerica marked it as to-read
Mar 05, 2015
Mahad
Mahad marked it as to-read
Mar 07, 2015
Stéphanie Noune
Stéphanie Noune marked it as to-read
May 18, 2015
Stella
Stella added it
May 30, 2015
Sounna Kevine
Sounna Kevine marked it as to-read
Jun 03, 2015
Kolubah Zezay
Kolubah Zezay marked it as to-read
Aug 08, 2015
Kadijatu
Kadijatu marked it as to-read
Aug 19, 2015
Willibroad
Willibroad marked it as to-read
Sep 20, 2015
Steven Chang
Steven Chang marked it as to-read
Sep 25, 2015
Ana Kelly
Ana Kelly marked it as to-read
Nov 05, 2015
Sayedhassan
Sayedhassan marked it as to-read
Mar 04, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
William Farquhar Conton (1925, Gambia - July, 2003) was a Sierra Leonean educator, historian and novelist
William Farquhar Conton was born to the union of Cecil Conton (1885-1926) and Olive Conton (née Farquhar) in the Gambia. The Contons and Farquhars were Sierra Leone Creole people of Caribbean origin who settled in Sierra Leone during the late nineteenth century. Cecil Barger Conton had been bor
...more
More about William Conton...

Share This Book



No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »