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The detainee

Author: Legson Kayira
Publisher: London : Heinemann, 1974.
Series: African writers series, 162.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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$a 'The only remarkable thing about Napolo was his simplicity - the naive and trusting simplicity of a villager...' The old man Napolo sets off from his village to go to see a white doctor in a distant town. On the way he falls among young thugs of the Youth Brigade who terrorize the land under the dictatorship of Sir Zaddock. He is taken away to a detention camp. It takes him a little time to realize that this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Novels
Fiction
Novels (texts)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kayira, Legson.
Detainee.
London : Heinemann, 1974
(OCoLC)565830281
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Legson Kayira
ISBN: 0435901621 9780435901622
OCLC Number: 1384191
Description: 172 pages ; 19 cm.
Series Title: African writers series, 162.
Responsibility: Legson Kayira.

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$a 'The only remarkable thing about Napolo was his simplicity - the naive and trusting simplicity of a villager...' The old man Napolo sets off from his village to go to see a white doctor in a distant town. On the way he falls among young thugs of the Youth Brigade who terrorize the land under the dictatorship of Sir Zaddock. He is taken away to a detention camp. It takes him a little time to realize that this is not just a rest camp. This remarkable and stylish novel shows an ordinary man mystified by the ways of people who have power over other men. It happens to be set in Africa and it happens to be in a dictatorship, but the bafflement of the old man in the face of changing circumstances could be anywhere in the world.

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