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Mister Johnson by Joyce Cary
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Sep 19, 2010

really liked it
Read in September, 2010

This is a difficult book to read in 2010 as the portrayal of Mr Johnson as a simple, comical native would seem to be offensive as is certainly the language. Yet all the characters in this colonial farce are equally ludicrous, self obsessed and trying to make the best for themselves out of the incompatability of the 2 cultures. essentially a comedy but an illuminating one.
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