A Bend in the River
First published in 1979, a Bend in the River is a novel of the politics and society of postcolonial Africa. Salim, a young Indian man, moves to a town on a bend in the river of a recently independent nation. As Salim strives to establish his business, he comes to be closely involved with the fluid and dangerous politics of the newly created state, the remnants of the old regime clashing inevitably with the new.
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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