Heart of the Matter

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A novel by G. Greene, published 1948.

Set in West Africa, ‘the white man's grave’, during the Second World War, the novel vividly evokes an area of ‘Greeneland’ characterized by intense heat, vultures, cockroaches, rats, heavy drinking, corruption, and a painful struggle to maintain faith, in a hostile environment, with concepts of justice and religion.

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

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Graham Greene (1904—1991) author