In This Review

By Es'kia Mphahlele
Lawrence Hill, 1982, 158 pp

Against a backdrop of village and city life in a country resembling Zambia, the noted South African writer, recently returned to his native land after 20 years of self-imposed exile, sympathetically but sharply dissects a new type of power-hungry African bureaucrat who, in many instances, has replaced the former European governors-and suggests the outlines of a coming struggle between these "big men" and younger progressives.