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Sixth & I

V.S. Naipaul

The Masque of Africa

Oct 21, 2010 • 7:00 pm ET
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From Uganda to Ghana and Nigeria, around the Ivory Coast and Gabon, and on to South Africa, the Nobel laureate’s latest work of travel and culture looks at the role of belief throughout the African continent. Considering native faiths based in animism as well as religions introduced from other areas of the world, Naipaul has synthesized a wide range of history, practices, and peoples to tell one more portion of the larger story of human civilization.

V. S. Naipaul was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001. He is the author of more than 20 books, including A House for Mr. Biswas, A Bend in the River, and The Writer and the World.