‘We are Progress and the New Age. Nothing can stand in our way...’
When Oxford-educated Emperor Seth succeeds to the throne of the African state of Azania, he has a tough job on his hands. His subjects are ill-informed and unruly, and corruption, double-dealing and bloodshed are rife. However, with the aid of Minister of Modernization Basil Seal, Seth plans to introduce his people to the civilized ways of the west. But will it be as simple as that?
Evelyn Waugh’s heartless comic masterpiece satirises two cultures locked in a conflict that can end only in grotesque disaster.
©1962 Evelyn Waugh (P)2010 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
There are no listener reviews for this title yet.
Report Inappropriate Content