North of South: An African Journey

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"What do terms like 'liberation,' 'revolution,' 'socialism,' actually mean to the people--i.e., the masses-- who experience them? ... The answers to such questions cannot, I believe, be found in the abstract speculations of theorists and professors... [but] by experiencing the heat and dust, so to speak, of the countries themselves. Do the people actually care? What are they like as individuals? What is their level of knowledge? Should we despair? Or should we continue to hope?" -From the Author's introduction

A first-hand travel book in the style of a novel, 'North of South' document's Shiva Naipaul's journey through Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia, exploring the issues he encountered: race, politics, and the personal struggles of African people.