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Morgan Leafy

Morgan Leafy is the main character/protagonist of the novel A Good Man in Africa by William Boyd. He is the First Secretary of the British High Commission and is a man who, as he approaches middle age realizes he has led a selfish life. He considers himself a misanthrope who is wasting his career in this less civilized region of Africa. He feels he could put his talents to better use in a more favorable posting, in a more prestigious world region. Morgan lets his wants and desires get the best of him. This is all to the detriment of his professional position and to a normal stable personal life. He does not control his passion for strong drink nor for women. Chasing both, he finds himself in ever worsening circumstances. On top of all that, he is subject to the directives from his superior Arthur...

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