This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a novel about Africa with Conrad as its predecessor: " The World is what it is; men who are nothing who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it ."
The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's voucher and
the closing date is September 4.
Entries should be sent to:
Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield,
London E1W 1BX,
faxed to 020 7782 3300
or emailed to email@example.com
The winner of last week's competition, who correctly identified Mario Vargas Llosa's The War of the End of the World , is Andrew Haynes from London.