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Mister Johnson

a novel
  • 261 Pages
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  • English
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Harper , New York
Statementby Joyce Cary.
The Physical Object
Pagination261 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13536330M
LC Control Number51012810
OCLC/WorldCa20498694

Mister Johnson was published inand draws on Cary's experience while serving in the British Colonial Service in Nigeria in the years following the Great War.

It is an easy and entertaining read, and I finished it within just 24 hours/5. Johnson is his clerk, and at the start of the novel he has just fallen for a local girl, whom he proposes to buy from her father with money he doesn't have. How he manages this scam and a string of others, while throwing parties every three or four nights, details the "rise" arc of the novel, to be followed inevitably by the fall/5(8).

First published inMister Johnson marked the end of Joyce Cary's series of Nigerian-based novels, derived from his own days in the Nigerian Colonial Service ().

William Boyd has. Mister Johnson is a novel Mister Johnson book by Joyce Cary. The book was published in and tells the story of a young Nigerian boy during the British Colonial era.

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Mister Johnson has been selected as a course book for English in many schools and even the writer said that this book is his favorite one amongst his own books.

``Mister Johnson'' is based on the last of several West African novels written by British author Joyce Cary, who's best known to moviegoers as the author of ``The Horse's Mouth,''.

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Mister Johnson is a man who forgets his ethnic heritage and calls his own people " ignorant" and " savage" but holds the people who treat his with the lowest respect, namely the British officials and colonists in the highest /10().

THE STORY: Johnson, a young native in the British civil service, is a clerk to Rudbeck, Assistant District Officer in Nigeria, and imagines himself to be a very important cog of the King's. The central character of this unique novel of Africa is Mister Johnson, a gangling, loveable, almost unbelievable Negro clerk.

He is deeply attached to all things English without ever realizing their true significance. Childishly confident of his own abilities he goes gaily on until he has lost his job, his wife, and finally his : "Masters and Johnson's work was sprung on the world in April of to a great deal of shock," said Dr.

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Set in West Africa inJohnson 82%. Find books like Mister Johnson from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked Mister Johnson also liked: The Tao of Pooh, A S. likewise as a racist. Mala Padurang dismisses Mister Johnson as a “racist-colonialist representation of Africa” ().

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Others have said Cary’s Nigerian characters serve “as an implicit justification of the British civilizing mission” or that the novel’s protagonist, Johnson, is the. Written inMister Johnson is the story of an educated young African in colonial Nigeria caught between native culture and the ways imposed by the British.

The author is not only an expert on the life and peoples in the novel, having been a magistrate and executive officer in Nigeria, but also a brilliant novelist (most famous for The Horse's Mouth)/5(9).

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A temporary clerk, still on probation, Mr Johnson has been in Fada, Nigeria, for six months and is already much in debt. Undaunted, he entertains on the grandest scale, with drums and smuggled gin. Not only that, he intends to pay a small fortune for his wife First published in"Mister Johnson" marked the end of Joyce Cary's series of.

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"Mister Johnson" is faithful to Mr. Cary's book, but it often stops short of the novel's real complexity, sometimes smoothing away too many. : Mister Johnson (Revived Modern Classic) () by Cary, Joyce and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5().

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As the first American film to be shot on location in Nigeria, Mister Johnson posed prodigious logistical problems. Fitzgerald obtained the support of the man he called “the father of Nigerian theater,” the author of over eighty plays, Chief Hubert Ogunde, who loved the novel and its main character.

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It was an inspired choice – it amused me, introduced me to the joys of literature and also to the notion of an overseas colonial service.

The book thus had a profound influence on my life; without it I may.