William Boyd (writer) Writing Styles in A Good Man in Africa

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Point of View

The point of view of A Good Man in Africa is third person limited throughout the novel. The writer uses this third person limited point of view so that the reader sees all that takes place in the story through the main character's eyes. With this point of view, the reader gains a deep understanding of the main character's thoughts, views, opinions, and feelings. In addition, with this viewpoint, the reader does not experience the inner thoughts and feelings of the other characters. The reader must rely on the main character/protagonist to relate the experiences of the other characters that he or she is connecting with daily. In A Good Man in Africa, the reader experiences the novel through Morgan Leafy's eyes and follows him on his various adventures throughout the city of Nkongsamba.

The novel is a good mix of exposition and dialogue. William...

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