First Edition of North of South: An African Journey; Signed Twice by Shiva Naipaul
North of South: An African Journey.
Item Number: 915
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1979.
First edition of the author’s most well-known work. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page in the year of publication. Also, signed again by the author on the title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket.
North of South: An African Journey chronicles Naipaul's travels in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia. Naipaul was particularly interested in the Asian populations of these countries. The "South" in the title refers to South Africa. The book was widely hailed on its original publication by writers such as Graham Greene, calling Naipaul, "a modern George Orwell."