A Good Man in Africa - William Boyd 1981 - Hamish Hamilton, London - First Edition ‘This is a wildly funny novel, rich in witty prose and raucous incidents . . . without qualification, a delight’ – The Washington Post

A bright and near fine first edition of Boyd’s debut novel, the satirical story of British Diplomat Morgan Leafy, an unfortunate prisoner of the flesh, whose indulgence in women, fondness for drink, as well as his loathing for the small African republic of Kinjanja where he is stationed, prove to be imposing obstacles on his road to success. But his life becomes problematic when his plans to rig the country’s elections go awry, and he finds himself being blackmailed by a local politician...

Winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Somerset Maugham Award for 1981.
  William Boyd was born in 1952, and spent his early life in Ghana and Nigeria. In 1983, he was selected as one of Granta’s ‘Best Young British Novelists’. He is best known for his books A Good Man in Africa, Any Human Heart, and Restless. He has also written and adapted for theatre and film.

References: Kakutani, ‘Books of the Times’
New York Times Book Review 1982. Penguin Random House, web. williamboyd.co.uk.

pp. [10] 11-251 [5]. In publisher’s beige cloth, spine titled in gilt. Dust jacket priced ‘£6.95 net (UK only)’ to front flap.
  Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket   Ref: 107404   Price: HK$ 5,800