"In a Free State" deals in displacement. It tells first of an Indian servant in Washington, then of an Asian West Indian in London who is in jail for murder. Then the story moves to Africa, to a fictional country something like Uganda or Rwanda. The two main characters are English. They once found Africa liberating, but now it has gone sour on them. At a time of tribal conflict they have to make the long drive to the safety of their compound. In the background, the threat of violence looms. The voices in this novel are ...

In a Free State 2002, Vintage Books USA, New York, NY

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In a Free State 2001, Picador, London

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In a Free State 1984, Vintage Books USA, New York, NY

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In a Free State, 1971, Deutsch, London, England

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In a Free State 1971, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY

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