AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

V S Naipaul

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Monday, December 17th, 2012

Things we learn from VS Naipaul’s interview with The New Republic

It’s hard to be a Diasporic Indian sometimes. And Sir Vidiya in the news never helps. The New Republic’s book editor, one Isaac Chotiner, felt that V.S. Naipaul was the right person to seek out for commentary on the Arab Spring. Because “Many of his books are set in post-colonial societies—from Africa and South America

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Naipaul loves the cats

In the latest issue of The New York Review of Books, novelist Norman Rush reviews V.S. Naipaul’s new book on African belief systems, “The Masques of Africa.” Naipaul, it seems, got very upset at how Africans threat...

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

V.S. Naipaul does Africa

The British writer V.S. Naipaul’s previous forays into Africa were fictional: The novels “A Bend in the River” (1979) and “The novel Half a Life” (2001) were both set in nameless African countries. Now he has decided...