Book cover for The Masque of Africa

The Masque of Africa



11 July 2019
336 pages
Imprint: Picador


Naipaul travels, he asks, he listens attentively and, above all else, he notices, often seeing what others do not or cannot. That acute gift has never left him . . . he is sustained by the old ideal of unadorned truth-telling
The quality of Naipaul’s writing – simple, concise, engaging – rarely varies . . . Above all, Naipaul’s latest African journey is eyewitness reporting at its best
Compelling, insightful, often sombrely beautiful