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TITLE : a good man in africa..
William Boyd BiographyNationality: British. Born: William Andrew Murray Boyd, Accra, Ghana, 1952. Education: Gordonstoun School, Elgin, Morayshire; University of Nice, France, diploma 1971; University of Glasgow, M.A. (honours) in English and philosophy 1975; Jesus College, Oxford, 1975-80. Family: Married Susan Anne Wilson in 1975. Career: Lecturer in English, St. Hilda's College, Oxford, 1980-83. Television critic, New Statesman, London, 1981-83. Lives in Chelsea, London. Awards: Whitbread award, 1981; Maugham award, 1982; Rhys Memorial prize, 1982; James Tait Black Memorial prize, 1990. Fellow, Royal Society of Literature, 1983; Sunday Express Book of the Year award, 1993. Agent: Lemon Unna and Durbridge Ltd., 24 Pottery Lane, London W11 4LZ, England.
NovelsA Good Man in Africa. London, Hamish Hamilton, 1981; New York, Morrow, 1982.
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An Ice-Cream War. London, Hamish Hamilton, 1982; New York, Morrow, 1983.
Stars and Bars. London, Hamish Hamilton, 1984; New York, Morrow, 1985.
The New Confessions. London, Hamish Hamilton, 1987; New York, Morrow, 1988.
Brazzaville Beach. London, Sinclair Stevenson, 1990; New York, Morrow, 1991.
The Blue Afternoon. London, Sinclair Stevenson, 1993; New York, Knopf, 1995.
Armadillo. New York, Knopf, 1998.
Short StoriesOn the Yankee Station and Other Stories. London, Hamish Hamilton, 1981; New York, Morrow, 1984; revised edition, London, Penguin, 1988.
The Destiny of Nathalie "X". London, Sinclair Stevenson, 1995; published as The Destiny of Nathalie X and Other Stories. New York, Knopf, 1997.
PlaysSchool Ties (includes the TV plays Good and Bad at Games andDutch Girls, and an essay). London, Hamish Hamilton, 1985; New York, Morrow, 1986.
Care and Attention of Swimming Pools, and Not Yet Jayette (produced London, 1985).
Screenplays:Stars and Bars, 1988; Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, 1990; Mr. Johnson, 1990; Chaplin, 1992; A Good Man in Africa, 1994.
Radio Plays:On the Yankee Station, from his own story, 1985;Hommage to A.B., 1994.
Television Plays:Good and Bad at Games, 1983; Dutch Girls, 1985;Scoop, from the novel by Evelyn Waugh, 1987.
But for An Ice-Cream War, William Boyd would be firmly labelled an exponent of that familiar comic genre, the accident-prone hero novel, as practised by, among others, Kingsley Amis (Lucky Jim), Anthony Burgess (the Enderby series), and Tom Sharpe (the Wilt series). Both A Good Man in Africa and Stars and Bars feature protagonists—Morgan Leafy and Henderson Dores, respectively—entrusted with crucial assignments only to be hampered and finally thwarted by proliferating complications. Foreign locations enable Boyd to add occasional culture shock to their predicaments.
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OtherIntroduction, Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens. New York, Knopf, 1994.
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Morgan Leafy is a minor diplomat stationed in a provincial backwater in the "not-very-significant" West African nation of Kinjanja. For three years, his stupefying boredom has been palliated only by readily available alcohol and sex. Then, unexpectedly, his boss, Fanshawe, deputes him to cultivate, on behalf of H.M. Government, a local politician (Samuel Adekunle) who is a bigwig in the party set to win Kinjanja's forthcoming elections. At the same time, Morgan begins to court Priscilla, Fanshawe's attractive daughter. Initially, the outlook seems promising: both Adekunle and Priscilla respond to Morgan's overtures. Subsequently, things deteriorate inexorably. Distractions and indignities dog him. Through a misunderstanding, he loses Priscilla to a hated underling. Then he finds himself being blackmailed by Adekunle. To secure his silence, Morgan must suborn an expatriate Scot, Dr. Murray, who is obstructing a lucrative swindle the politician hopes to transact. Unfortunately, Murray is a model of rectitude: Morgan's proposition only worsens matters. In the final pages, though, providence apparently rescues him.
Henderson Dores is an art expert who has recently left England to join the fledgling New York branch of Mulholland, Melhuish, a London auction house. Already he has become simultaneously involved with two alluring, imperious women: his former wife, Melissa, with whom he is discussing remarriage, and his mistress, Irene. Henderson's assignment entails travelling to the Deep South to talk Loomis Gage, a reclusive millionaire, into letting Mulholland, Melhuish handle the sale of his paintings: a coup that would "signal their arrival." Inconveniently, Bryant, Henderson's teenage stepdaughterto-be, invites herself along, thereby jeopardising his plans to meet Irene while away. Then the Gage household proves to be chock-full of confusing and/or intimidating oddballs. Nevertheless, braving the violent opposition of Gage's elder son and assorted misadventures, Henderson brings matters to a successful conclusion. Gage, however, promptly suffers a fatal coronary, leaving him with only an unwitnessed oral agreement. Furthermore, Bryant announces her intention of eloping with Duane, the son of Gage's housekeeper. Abducting Bryant, Henderson decamps to New York. After further misadventures, the novel closes with him fleeing a vengeful Duane. By this time, Henderson has lost his job (perhaps temporarily) and both his women (probably permanently). The paintings, meanwhile, have been destroyed.
Stars and Bars contains various inventive comic flights, but several others seem decidedly routine, poking fun at soft targets like American speech, American cuisine (especially the downhome kind), radio "sermonettes," country and western music. Elsewhere, bedroom farce ensues when Henderson and Irene rendezvous at Atlanta's swishest hotel. A Good Man in Africa generally avoids such lapses into the familiar. In addition, the world created in Stars and Bars is distinctly cartoon-like: Henderson is a two-dimensional character whose pratfalls provide entertainment alone. Morgan's mishaps also arouse some sympathy: the reader discerns his real desperation as Adekunle turns the screw, his pricks of conscience at engaging, albeit unavailingly, in corruption.
At one stage in Julian Barnes's Flaubert's Parrot the narrator proposes that certain types of fiction be no longer written, including "… novels about small hitherto forgotten wars in distant parts of the British Empire, in the painstaking course of which we learn … that war is very nasty indeed." An Ice-Cream War is clearly one of the novels that has prompted this injunction: it is set mainly in East Africa during World War I, when the adjacent British and German colonies became a secondary battlefield. The description, though, is unjust: Boyd's point about the nature of war is a deeper one—he believes that literature has not only glossed over the bloodiness of war, but also its contingency.
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