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A Bend in the River

Vidiadhar S. Naipaul
Paperback | Engels | Picador Classic | nr. 99
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A Bend in the River is V. S. Naipaul's vivid exploration of post-colonial Africa at the time of Independence. With an introduction by Yiyun Li, author of A Thousand Years of Good Prayers.

Salim has spent most of his life on the east coast of Africa, living and working with his family. When he sets out to build a new life for himself, moving to an unnamed country in the heart of the continent he believes he is doing so to fulfil his duty as a man. He buys a small shop in a sleepy town, at a bend in the river, where he sells sundries to the locals.

First published in 1979, A Bend in the River is V.S. Naipaul's vivid exploration of post-colonial Africa at the time of Independence. Serving as a microcosm of this changing world, his bend in the river is 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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  • Aantal bladzijden: 352
  • Taal: Engels
  • Reeks: Picador Classic
  • Reeksnummer: nr. 99

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  • Productcode (EAN): 9781529014099
  • Verschijningsdatum: 12/07/2021
  • Uitvoering: Paperback
  • Afmetingen: 130 mm x 196 mm
  • Gewicht: 292 g