The Last White Man

With his fifth novel, a thoughtful allegory featuring a Gregor Samsa-esque physical transformation of light skin to dark, Mohsin Hamid reminds us yet again that fiction sometimes provides the most direct path to truth.

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Review of ‘The Last White Man’

Like Franz Kafka’s Gregor Samsa, the protagonist of Mohsin Hamid’s fifth novel, The Last White Man, awakens one morning to find that he’s undergone a startling change. But instead of assuming the form of an insect, Anders, who went to sleep a white man, rises to discover that his skin has "turned…

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