A GOOD MAN IN AFRICA relates the sexual and political misadventures of a jaded English consular officer in modern Africa. Like William Boyd's source novel, which attempted a mild satire of British post-colonial foreign relations, the film is brought down by stereotypical characters and a
curiously dated view of Africa.
In the newly independent West African nation of Kinjanja, Morgan Leafy (Colin Friels), First Secretary to the British High Commissioner, spends his time drinking, having love affairs, and trying to keep out of local politics as much as possible. The pompous high commissioner, Arthur Fanshawe
(John Lithgow), orders Morgan to curry favor with pre...