Sunday Whiteman by Lindsay Clarke
Austin Palmer and his wife Kay had come, full of dreams and aspirations, to a school deep in the rain-forest of a newly independent West African state. But things had not worked out as they had hoped. When Kay returns to England, Palmer moves away from the school compound into the nearby town of Ogun- Adoubia. Here he is confronted by a power far older than any government, and by his own inner darkness. When that confrontation is over, nobody cares to talk about the Sunday Whiteman. This haunting novel delves deeply into unsuspected layers of the human psyche - into realms of fear that lie between men and women, light and darkness and control and abandon.