A Bend in the River was published when Naipaul was nearly 50. One of the greatest novels about the process of becoming (as opposed to being) a nation, especially after the colonising powers have departed, it is tense with a taut hyper-awareness and ... St Lucia Star, 1 month ago
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ON DAY three of his directions to the jury in the Vindra Naipaul- Coolman murder trial, Justice Malcolm Holdip yesterday continued to focus on the evidence of the prosecution's main witness — Keon Gloster. The judge referred to discrepancies in ...Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday, 5 days ago
In North of South, a book about his journey through East Africa, the late Trinidadian writer Shiva Naipaul (brother of the more famous VS) makes startling observations. In one instance, he observes: Africans are unpredictable. Without even a glance ...East African, 2 weeks ago
JURORS in the Vindra Naipaul- Coolman murder trial have been urged by defence attorney Colin Selvon to give his client - Earl Trimmingham — the benefit of the doubt when they deliberate on the evidence presented by the prosecution. Selvon who ...Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday, 2 months ago
The lost ideal: Rupert Brooke, photographed by Sherrill Schell in 1913 ( Universal History Archive/) In 1936, a people already responsible for an indelible influence on the modern world could nevertheless prompt the Australian writer Jack Lindsay ...Standpoint Magazine, 11 hours ago
What the decline of the West means for the wor Here's the bald but axiomatic truth. The West has shaped the modern world. Be it through colonialism or/and the marriage between capitalist modernity and colonialism, the West has left an indelible ...Kashmir Observer, 1 day ago
In a letter to his friend, Franz Kafka, the author of Metamorphosis , writes: A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us. It must, he says, affect us, awaken us, and make us grieve. Source: Wikipedia Franz Kafka's literature induces a ...The Hindu, 1 day ago
Pune: The life and work of Bhalchandra Nemade, the prolific creative Marathi writer who won the 50th Jnanpith award last year, will be captured in a docu-fiction named 'Udaharnarth Nemade'. "Love him or hate him, but Nemade's books like Kosala ...Times of India, 2 days ago
Of course I sign e-mail petitions if I strongly agree with the cause they are pushing. I have spent a lifetime protesting against injustices in ineffectual ways — walking miles on demonstrations, shouting myself hoarse outside the British ...Hindustan Times, 3 days ago
MY GOOD friend Joseph recently surprised me with a request. Tell me what literature is really about, he asked. He had been reading Ken Ramchand's classic anthology of West Indian narrative and was intrigued at the thought that West Indian ...Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday, 3 days ago
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