A Bend in the River
In the "brilliant novel" (The New York Times) V.S. Naipaul takes us deeply into the life of one man—an Indian who, uprooted by the bloody tides of Third World history, has come to live in an isolated town at the bend of a great river in a newly independent African nation. Naipaul gives us the most convincing and disturbing vision yet of what happens in a place caught between the dangerously alluring modern world and its own tenacious past and traditions.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Naipaul writes so well that the depressing becomes uplifting. This tale set at the bend of a river in Africa is superbly told. The only thing I can think to compare it to is listening to Joni Mitchell ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - delta351 - LibraryThing
Naipaul did a pretty smooth job in this post colonial Africa novel. I thought there was a good description of central African society in the 70's. Good caricatures of the various characters in the ... Read full review