A Bend In the River

by Naipaul, V S

A Bend in the River is set in an unnamed postcolonial Central African country and narrated by Salim, a shopkeeper. Naipaul explores the chaos and violence suffered after independence and how a power vacuum can quickly lead to the tyranny of dictatorship. Perceived by some to be written in defense of European colonialism, Naipaul admitted that he in fact knew very little about the region when he started writing the book. Despite this, the novel immediately won praise from critics for its poignant brilliance and was shortlisted for the Booker prize in 1979. In 1998 the Modern Library ranked A Bend in the River as one of the 100 best English-language books of the twentieth century.

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Alfred A. Knopf published the First US Edition, First Impression in New York, 1979.

Andre Deutsch published the First UK Edition, First Printing in London, 1979.

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The Easton Press published a First Edition Thus, Collector’s Leather Bound Edition in Norwalk, Connecticut, 2000.

The Modern Library published a First Edition Thus, Modern Library Collection Edition in New York, 1997.

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A Bend in the River. - 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… Read more about this item
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