First Edition. John Drew dustjacket art. A novel set in Nigeria of a man who has 'gone native'. 'What happens when a dynamic, talented man falls under the sensual, erotic spell of the African bush... For James Steele, independent trader and a man with a past, a disgrace to his race, nevertheless, he was the one white man in the jungle whom the Inyanga tribes would respect. During one of these embassies on the part of the white colonists he met Monica Cardeu, an English girl but recently come to Africa to keep house for her brother. Discovering the secret of James's past, Monica, through her love and care wooed him back to civilization and manhood'. Referenced to in Helen Callaway's 'Gender, Culture and Empire: European Women in Colonial Nigeria'. Very scarce title. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, few nicks and modest wear.