John Sutherland, 2 April 1987
Show More The Great Pretender by James Atlas.
Viking, 239 pp., £10.95, February 1987, 9780670814619Show More
The Position of the Body by Richard Stern.
Northwestern, 207 pp., $21.95, November 1986, 0 8101 0730 9Show More
The Setting Sun and the Rolling World by Charles Mungoshi.
Heinemann, 202 pp., £10.95, February 1987, 0 434 48166 1Show More
Conversations with Lord Byron on Perversion, 162 Years after his Lordship’s Death by Amanda Prantera.
Cape, 174 pp., £9.95, March 1987, 9780224024235Show More
“... way of life. Africa doesn’t have time for anything more than literary snapshots and fragments. Charles Mungoshi’s The Setting Sun and the Rolling World is a collection of tersely short stories from Rhodesia and Zimbabwe (two very different places, as it emerges). They take the form of understated studies of contemporary black proletarian and tribal ...”