V. S. Naipaul: A Bend in the River

Set in an unnamed African country, the book is narrated by Salim, a young man from an Indian family of traders long resident on the coast.
ISBN: 9780330522991
Author: V. S. Naipaul
Page: 325
Binding: Soft cover
Publication date: 2011
Format: Book
Publisher: PICADOR
Language: English

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Set in an unnamed African country, the book is narrated by Salim, a young man from an Indian family of traders long resident on the coast. He believes The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place init. So he has taken the initiative; left the coast; acquired his own shop in a small, growing city in the continent’s remote interior and is selling sundries – little more than this and that, really – to the natives. This spot, this ‘bend in the river’,is a microcosm of post-colonial Africa at the time of Independence: a scene of chaos, violent change, warring tribes, ignorance, isolation and poverty. And from this rich landscape emerges one of the author’s most potent works – a truly moving story of historical upheaval and social breakdown.

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