The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God.
Comic novella inspired by the author’s 1932 voyage to South Africa, written there while he was staying in Knysna. The story was controversial for skewering missionaries and for its sexual and racial themes; sensual illustrations added to the book’s notoriety. The book was banned in Shaw’s native Ireland. This first illustrated edition was published in December 1932 with covers, endpapers and text illustrations by wood engraver John Farleigh.
Description: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God.
London: Constable & Company Limited, (1932). First Edition [so stated], first impression. 75pp. Illustrated boards; without jacket. Wood engravings by John Farleigh. Light to moderate foxing to fore-edge and throughout text and endleaves; Good.