Books: Safari of a People Watcher

TOURIST IN AFRICA (201 pp.)—Evelyn Waugh—Little, Brown ($3.75).

"As happier men watch birds, I watch men." confesses Evelyn Waugh, and in this account of two months of African travel early last year, he is as good as his word. His collector's eye for the gaudier human specimens and his ear for the strange sounds they utter are as sharp as ever. As for the prose: in the present sellers' market, no man writes English better.

Fictioneer Outdone. Evelyn Waugh is no newcomer to the chattering kraal of African commentary. It is 30 years now since the young, not yet famous writer packed his...

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