A Bend in the River

A Bend in the River (English, Paperback, Naipaul V. S.)

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A Bend in the River  (English, Paperback, Naipaul V. S.)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
    • Genre: Fiction
    • ISBN: 9780330522991, 9780330522991
    • Pages: 336
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    Set in an unnamed African country, V. S. Naipaul's A Bend in the River 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 in it. 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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    • Picador
    Publication Year
    • April
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    • V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932. He went to England on a scholarship in 1950. After four years at University College, Oxford, he began to write, and since then has followed no other profession. He has published more than twenty books of fiction and non-fiction, including Half a Life, A House for Mr Biswas, A Bend in the River and most recently The Masque of Africa, and a collection of correspondence, Letters Between a Father and Son. In 2001 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
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    Width
    • 22 mm
    Height
    • 196 mm
    Length
    • 130 mm
    Depth
    • 0.94 inch
    Weight
    • 240 gr
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    4

    Sluggish but Great Story on an Extraordinary Plot

    A Bend in the River is a very famous book and I was eager to read it for a long time. When I started reading, initially it provoked an intense feeling that one gets while reading an extraordinary modern classic.

    But as I carried on, I found it to be a slog, dull storyline that has been presented. There is no question about the expertise of Naipaul and it is reflected in many parts (rather sentences) in this novel, but to deal with such a sluggish, faint story and repeated explanation on the...
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    Satadal Adhikary

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    Brilliantly woven with all the flavours of Africa.

    This novel is about Salim, an Indian origin Muslim boy who inspired by the life's idiosyncrasies, sets sail to an unknown African small town and how he takes on his life. This novel is poignantly brilliant, aptly humorous and a microcosm of post-war Africa and it's various avatar. A brilliant novel with vintage Africa.
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    Dr.Soumya Saha

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    5

    Brilliant

    Very good
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    Nice product

    It is a very good book 😊
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    Good quality product

    Good
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    5

    Great product

    Useful for my curricular studies..... paper' quality also good
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    Classy product

    nice
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