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The African Witch

(1936)
A novel by

 
"In the desert of Modern English Fiction, Joyce Cary is a precious oasis."
Daily Telegraph

"Certain scenes are so vivid that we seem to live through them. The mere action itself is highly exciting; but Mr Cary never loses his head in it; his eye remains cool and observant throughout, whether he is describing comedy or tragedy. This is a remarkable story."
Edwin Muir

Set in post-war Nigeria against the background of a struggle for supremacy between different factions, this is a powerful study of the clash of traditional ways and new ideas from beyond the borders.

Elizabeth Aladai, the ju-ju Princess of Rimi, reigns supreme. Feared and respected, she dominates the lives of the villagers.

Her decisions hold sway and she has the power of life and death over those accused of crimes and witchcraft - even when the accused is just a ten-year-old child.

 
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Hardback Editions

December 1950 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: African Witch
Author(s): Joyce Cary
ISBN: 0-7181-0003-4 / 978-0-7181-0003-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
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Paperback Editions

December 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The African Witch
Author(s): Joyce Cary
ISBN: 1-910670-26-X / 978-1-910670-26-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Thistle Publishing
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October 2000 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The African Witch
Author(s): Joyce Cary
ISBN: 1-84232-006-8 / 978-1-84232-006-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: House of Stratus
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Kindle Editions

December 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The African Witch
Author(s): Joyce Cary
Publisher: Thistle Publishing
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