20 NOVEMBER 1926, Page 39

Our Paris Literary Correspondent writes : No book any of

the half-dozen foremost French writers appeared since the dead season, but M. Andre de's account of his African experiences is awaited with ..-:finterest. The first- part appears in the November r"_ he Nouvelle Revue Pranfaise.- Since his last book, Peirt Monnayeurs, Gide has been travelling in French ngo. Apart from the interest attaching to any new work of his, this Voyage an Congo promises a pretty controversy.' over French colonial administration, and no doubt (as always happens in France) the discussion will be generalized, and the whole question of the relation between blacks and whites will be raised. The French Colonial Office is said to be preparing a vigorous defence.