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A bend in the river

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IL: UG - BL: 6.7 - AR Pts: 18
Description

This incandescent novel chronicles both an internal journey and a physical trek into the heart of Africa, a place caught between the dangerously alluring modern world and its own tenacious past and traditions. Exploring political and individual corruption, it expresses skepticism about the ability of newly decolonized nations to forge independent identities.

Salim, a Muslim Indian merchant, opens a store in a sleepy small town at a bend in the river, whose inhabitants include a Belgian priest, a witch, and a white intellectual named Raymond. The president of the new country is a demagogue called the Big Man who hires Raymond as his speechwriter. Salim loses control of his store to the commercially inexperienced Citizen Theotime, who hires Salim to manage it. Gradually, the town's veneer of civilization begins to crumble.

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ISBN:
9780679722021
9781481599719
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UG
Level 6.7, 18 Points
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Grouped Work ID ed029efe-39fc-b8a3-cc68-fa478a3eeaa8
Grouping Title bend in the river
Grouping Author naipaul v s
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-07-02 04:18:45AM
Last Indexed 2018-07-20 04:21:21AM

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accelerated_reader_interest_level UG
accelerated_reader_point_value 18
accelerated_reader_reading_level 6.7
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author Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932-
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display_description 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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primary_isbn 9780679722021
publishDate 1989, 2005
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subject_facet East Indians -- Africa -- Fiction, Political fiction
title_display A bend in the river
title_full A bend in the river / V.S. Naipaul, A bend in the river [electronic resource] / V.S. Naipaul
title_short A bend in the river
topic_facet East Indians, Political fiction