Books: African Agonies

THE SAVAGE STATE by Georges Conchon. 222 pages. Holt, Rinehart & Winston. $4.50.

White is white and black is black in the new Africa, but the twain meet on one point of principle: even more than each hates the other, they hate anybody who tries to erase the color line that divides them. Such is the sardonic opinion of France's Georges Conchon, a former Secretary-General of the Central African Republic, and he expresses his opinion with sadistic delight in this ferociously witty satire on the men and movements of contemporary Africa.

The savage state of the accusatory title is a young African...

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