The Masque of Africa

The Masque of Africa

Glimpses of African Belief

eBook - 2010
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I spent eight to nine months in East Africa in 1966. A month in Tanzania; six weeks or so in the Kenya Highlands; the rest of the time in Uganda. Some years later I even used a version of Uganda in a piece of fiction; you can do that only when you feel you have a fair idea of a place, or an idea sufficient for your needs. Forty-two years after that first visit I went back to Uganda. I was hoping to get started there on this book about the nature of African belief, and I thought it would be better to ease myself into my subject in a country I knew or half knew. But I found the place eluding me.
Publisher: Toronto : Knopf Canada, 2010.
ISBN: 9780307399977
0307399974
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC RESOURCE
Characteristics: 1 online resource.

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Sep 12, 2016

Unlike his other travel books, this one isn't filled with description (Middle Passage), conversation (Beyond Belief), a mix of perception, reflection, meditation, and judgement (Area of Darkness; Wounded Civilization; Among the Believers; Million Mutinies Now), instead, he for the most part records his experiences. Some of the things one learns are odd: apart from bush meat (eg., elephants and monkeys), people eat cats and bats, and he even describes preferred ways to killing cats. The tone is solemn and sad: "The bush was almost barren of wildlife, but these people were managing to squeeze out the last remnants, while their fertile land remained largely unused." (pg. 130)

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May 12, 2015

Enlightening.

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