First Impressions

September 1, 2000

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:
First Impressions,
The THES,
Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield,
London E1W 1BX,

faxed to 020 7782 3300
or emailed to theschat@thes.co.uk

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.

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