V.S. Naipaul - The Masque Of Africa @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 7:00pm

From Uganda to Ghana and Nigeria, around the Ivory Coast and Gabon, and on to South Africa, the Nobel laureate’s latest work of travel and culture looks at the role of belief throughout the African continent. Considering native faiths based in animism as well as religions introduced from other areas of the world, Naipaul has synthesized a wide range of history, practices, and peoples to tell one more portion of the larger story of human civilization. V.S. Naipaul will appear im conversation with his editor, George Andreou.

This is a ticketed event. Two admission tickets are free with book purchase from P&P or are $12 each without purchase of the book. On October 21, pre-ordered books and tickets will be available for pick-up at the event Will Call at 6 p.m.

We are no longer accepting online pre-orders for this event. There will be tickets and books available at the door beginning at 6 p.m. on October 21 at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. Please contact us for signed book availability after the event.


Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
600 I Street Northwest
Non Fiction
The Masque of Africa: Glimpses of African Belief Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307270733
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Knopf - October 19th, 2010

Like all of V. S. Naipaul’s “travel” books, The Masque of Africa encompasses a much larger narrative and purpose: to judge the effects of belief (in indigenous animisms, the foreign religions of Christianity and Islam, the cults of leaders and mythical history) upon the progress of civilization. V. S. Naipaul was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001. He is the author of more than 20 books, including A House for Mr. Biswas, A Bend in the River, and The Writer and the World.


THE MASQUE OF AFRICA will arrive at the store on Tuesday, October 19. Books and tickets will be available on Tuesday, October 19 and Wednesday, October 20 at Politics & Prose  - or on Thursday October 21, the day of the event, they can be picked up at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue after 6 p.m.  Books and tickets will NOT be mailed before the event. Signed books will be shipped after the event.

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