Books: Man Without A Country

LoBAGOLA, AN AFRICAN SAVAGE'S OWN

STORY—Bata Kindai Amgoza Ibn Lo-Bagola—Knopf ($3.00).

Author Bata Kindai Amgoza Ibn Lo-Bagola has had a hard, queer time. A black man but a Jew, he is a native of the Ondo bush, hinterland of Dahomey, in western Africa. His people, according to legend, left Palestine after Roman Titus' sack of Jerusalem (A. D. 70), fled to Morocco, to Timbuktu and farther. There, swallowed up by African natives, they still remained a Jewish sect, continued Jewish rites. Says LoBagola: they carry out the ceremony of circumcision to the letter,...

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