Contributed by
John Dixon, Carleton University
Main character is a women studying chimpanzees in Africa, but her
exhusband is a set theorist who goes mad because he fails to prove a
theorem.

Contributed by
Herman De Wael
One of my favourite authors, and one of his best books.
The human relations are excellent, the chimp relations frightening.
The relationship with the exhusband deteriorates because of his maths.
Some maths is explained  not nearly necessary for any maths fan.
Written before the proof of Fermat's last theorem.

Contributed by
Iain
I think this an outstanding novel. I have taught it as a text for 17 yearold students who find the richness of its themes really engaging. You can look at it as a novel of ideas, or as a postcolonial stateofAfrica novel, or as meditation on anthropological & evolutionary matters.

Contributed by
SilverBee
It has been years since I read "Brazzaville Beach," but I still think about it and remember the pleasure it gave me. It's one of the "meatiest" books I've read. I'm not a mathematician, but that doesn't stop me from reading beyond my capacity. That way when something in one book or article connects to another, it's such a joy to understand. "Brazzaville Beach" was one of those connections.

