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The Dark Eye in Africa (1955)
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    What Is the African Soul? (Review)
    The Dark Eye in Africa, by Laurens van der Post
    1. The Dark Eye in Africa by Laurens van der Post
    The Saturday Review, December 17, 1955, p. 10
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    Atlantic Bookshelf (8 Reviews)
    Reader's Choice
    1. The Dark Eye in Africa by Laurens van der Post
    2. Inside Africa by John Gunther
    3. Mandarin Red by James Cameron
    4. Me and Kit by Guthrie McClintic
    5. The Life and Work of Sigmund Freud, Vol. II by Ernest Jones, M.D.
    6. The Deer Park by Norman Mailer
    7. Heritage by Anthony West
    8. Not the Glory by Pierre Boulle
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 1955, pp. 90-99
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    Recent Books on International Relations (11 Reviews)
    Africa
    1. North African Powder Keg by Edmund Stevens
    2. The International City of Tangier by Graham H. Stuart
    3. Growing Up in an Egyptian Village by Hamed Ammar
    4. Where God Laughed by Anthony Mann
    5. The Lion of Judah Hath Prevailed by Christine Sandford
    6. The Gold Coast in Transition by David E. Apter
    7. They Wait in Darkness by George W. Shepherd, Jr.
    8. In Search of Truth by B.J. Mnyanda
    9. The Dark Eye in Africa by Laurens van der Post
    10. South African Food and Agriculture in World War II by J.M. Tinley
    11. The Indian Community of Natal by Clement A. Woods
    Foreign Affairs, April 1956, pp. 513-514
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    The New Books (11 Reviews)
    The Question of Style
    1. The Open Mind by J. Robert Oppenheimer
    2. The Year of Decisions by Harry S. Truman
    3. The Deer Park by Norman Mailer
    4. Inside Africa by John Gunther
    5. The Pillar of Salt by Albert Memmi
    6. The Myth of Sisyphus, and Other Essays by Albert Camus
    7. The Dark Eye in Africa by Laurens van der Post
    8. The Fears Men Live By by Selma Hirsh
    9. How Far the Promised Land? by Walter Francis White
    10. The Scrolls from the Dead Sea by Edmund Wilson
    11. The Dead Sea Scrolls by Millar Burrows
    The Harpers Monthly, November 1955, pp. 84-97
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    Briefly Noted (15 Reviews)
    General
    1. Expansion of Elizabethan England by A.L. Rowse
    2. The Sunset of the Splendid Century by W.H. Lewis
    3. How Far the Promised Land? by Walter Francis White
    4. The Gods Were Kind by William Willis
    5. The Exurbanites by Auguste C. Spectorsky
    6. John Singer Sargent by Charles Merrill Mount
    7. Hilaire Belloc by John Bingham Morton
    8. Dome of Many-coloured Glass by Post Wheeler and Hallie Erminie Rives
    9. My Nine Lives in the Red Army by Mikhail Soloviev
    10. The Dark Eye in Africa by Laurens van der Post
    11. The Development of Academic Freedom in the United States by Richard Hofstadter and Walter P. Metzger
    12. Academic Freedom in Our Time by Robert M. MacIver
    13. The Easy Chair by Bernard DeVoto
    14. The Civil War in Pictures by Fletcher Pratt
    15. The World We Live in by Lincoln Barnett
    The New Yorker, November 12, 1955, pp. 230-238
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    New Light on a Dark Continent (30 Reviews)
    Africa: A Study in Tropical Development, by L. Dudley Stamp
    1. Africa: A Study in Tropical Development by L. Dudley Stamp
    2. Africa, Land of My Fathers by Era Bell Thompson
    3. The African Giant by Stuart Cloete
    4. The African Awakening by Basil Davidson
    5. Africa Today by C. Grove Haines
    6. Before the African Storm by John Cookson
    7. Cairo to Cape Town by Reginald Reynolds
    8. Report on Africa by Oden Meeker
    9. The Sudan by Harold A. MacMichael
    10. North Africa by Dore Ogrizek
    11. The Dark Eye in Africa by Laurens van der Post
    12. Devilman's Jungle by Gustaf Bolinder
    13. The Heart of Africa by Alexander Campbell
    14. Struggle for Africa by Vernon Bartlett
    15. They Wait in Darkness by George W. Shepherd, Jr.
    16. The Choice Before South Africa by Emil S. Sachs
    17. Colour and Culture in South Africa by Sheila Patterson
    18. The People of South Africa by Sarah Gertrude Millin
    19. Racial Separation in South Africa by Eugene P. Dvorin
    20. South Africa by Jan H. Hofmeyr
    21. Southern Africa: A Geographical Study by John H. Wellington
    22. South Africa in a Changing World by Edgar H. Brookes
    23. South and Central Africa by Dore Ogrizek
    24. The South African Way of Life by George H. Calpin
    25. The Story of South Africa by Leopold Marquard
    26. Through Malan's Africa by Robert St. John
    27. Tales of the African Frontier by John A. Hunter and Daniel P. Mannix
    28. African-American Cooperation by Godwin U. Meniru
    29. African Glory by J.C. DeGraft-Johnson
    30. Return to Laughter by Elenore Smith Bowen
    The Saturday Review, October 1, 1955, p. 19