A Bend in the River

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Naipaul was born and raised in in the Kindle Ï Trinidad to which his grandfathers had emigrated from India as indentured servants He is known for the wistfully comic early novels of Trinidad the bleaker novels of a wider world remade by the passage of peoples and the vigilant chronicles of his life and travels all written in characteristic widely admired proseAt he won a Trinidad Government scholarshi.

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  • 326 pages
  • A Bend in the River
  • V.S. Naipaul
  • English
  • 01 May 2014
  • 9780330487146

10 thoughts on “A Bend in the River

  1. says:

    This book is as much a story of what it was like living in a newly independent country in Africa in the 1960’s 1970’s as it is a novel The book has memorable opening lines “The world is what it is; men who are nothing who allow themselves to become nothing have no place in it”The main character is a Hindu from a well off family originally from India by way of eastern Africa but now settled on the west coast He buys a store from his uncle and moves a week’s journey upriver and inland toward the east The family has slaves that they are ‘responsible for’ so when he moves inland he has to take a young man a slave with him even though he’d rather leave him behind His store sells household goods to the locals as well as to those who arrived by the big weekly riverboat and by dugout canoes from the interior A lot of the town located at a bend in the river is burned and in ruins but he and his uncle are confident it will come back Those who are left in town are like a mini United Nations most of the businesses are owned by Arabs Indians Belgians Greeks and Portuguese But it’s not a melting pot A major theme is that everyone is of ‘two worlds” Like the main character being of Indian and African ancestry And the Africans from the bush are halfway between the bush world and that of the town The town starts to thrive again and even gets an international burger chain restaurant The main character befriends a young man whose mother is a trader by dugout She wants her son to stay in town to get an education Much of the story concerns his relationship with these two young men who work in his store The country is run by an African leader The bizarre behaviors of the African leader provide some humor and horror The President’s PR person lives in the town with his wife they are British but he appears to have fallen from favor with the President Eventually the main character has an affair with the man’s wife The President uses white Belgian mercenaries to do some of his dirty work When he decides he wants a change of leadership in the local military garrison the Belgians come to town and go into the garrison and kill the African commanders The President creates a type of prep school in the town to which the African boy from the bush is admitted But eventually the President loses interest in it and the school falls into disrepair The President hires a white man to travel with him through the country and always be the first off the boat or train to run out into the crowd and ‘draw off the evil’ The President makes his mother a universal symbol of womanhood and turns her into a cult figure in a process like a form of MariolatryEventually the main character’s business is ‘nationalized’ He is still employed as the manager but the firm is now run by an African appointed by the President He knows it’s time to get out so he starts smuggling gold and elephant tusks on the side and stashing his money in an international bank so he can get out on a moment’s notice – which in the end he barely does There is good writing and big thoughts “The Europeans wanted gold and slaves like everybody else; but at the same time they wanted statues put up to themselves as people who had done good things for the slavesthey got both the slaves and the statues”Of the Africans living in the forests “I knew other things about the forest kingdom though I knew that the slave people were in revolt and were being butchered back into submission But Africa was big The bush muffled the sound of murder and the muddy rivers and lakes washed the blood away”“It isn’t that there’s no right and wrong here There is no right” There are stereotypes of Africans such as of a young man who is employed in a restaurant “Yet as soon as he was left alone he became a different person He went vacant Not rude just vacant It made you feel that while they did their jobs in various glossy settings they were only acting for the people who employed themthe job itself was meaningless to them”All in all I found it fascinating A good read that kept my attention all the way through while I learned a lot I’m adding it to my favorites Photo of the author 1932 2018 from bbccom

  2. says:

    Say there's a bad guy He's in a book; the book is well written; fine there are many books about bad guys Say further that the book is written by a bad guy Fine; lots of authors are dicks Now say that the author is unaware that they're both bad guys He hasn't written the book he thinks he's written Now where are you? A Bend in the River's Salim is a bad guy He's a bully and a coward He doesn't know that he's a bully and a coward and VS Naipaul doesn't seem to know either view spoilerIn the end Salim saves his own skin abandoning his ward to violence He seems okay with it hide spoiler

  3. says:

    I always find it difficult to talk about the books I really like Especially so if it is a Naipaul book I read The Bend again this year and found it much ensorcelling than first time around I guess what is so appealing about the book is its sense of diligence a discipline which attempts to faithfully reflect the emerging world in Africa as it is No no less Perhaps this is why even after half a century and million theses written on Africa it still reflects the essence of Africa as none of them doI suppose most paperback readers find it inane or even boring But bear in mind it's not a transit read It's not a fiction of plot or story It is a narrative of reality And like all realities that are known to man has no beginning or ending It is a snapshot of a typical third world problem ie a recently independent state or culture desparately trying to hold onto something as its own in the wake of emerging post modernism But it never has or had anything of its own anything that would give it an identity in the contemporary world apart from the history of having been a colony Therefore it tries to manufacture a past – leaders tribes dances cameraderie Oh the vanities the denials the insecurities amidst all that is forming and unforming changing choices conflicting values But it is what it is Then there is the beauty of Naipaul prose God How it flows Delicate sublime perfect yet letting the reader to make his own mind without patronizing or simplifying the sentiment What I found most incredible in the book is the style used to pastiche the complex reality so unhurriedly so gracefully; as the book moves forward it feels like a wave slowly falling and receding on a shore – adding something to the before yet taking away something after; letting all the voices to speak on their own terms to express their own realities to ultimately add up a grand reality that none of them can access in toto Here is a wonderful instance – Indar is so ashamed of his third world identity that he desparately wants to trample his own past ‘It isn’t easy to turn your back on the past It isn’t something you can decide to do just like that It is something you arm yourself for or grief will ambush and destroy you And Raymond with his first world citizenship so much yearns for the True Africa that his own past has no bearing on his personal life This leads to his wife's discontent and her confusion Here's Raymond musing on Africa I was sitting in my room and thinking with sadness about all the things that have gone unrecorded Do you think we can ever get to know the truth about what has happened in Africa in the last hundred or even fifty years? All the wars all the rebellions all the leaders all the defeats?It doesn’t occur to you when you are reading it but as you move along as the impressions of their characters are better formed suddenly somewhere in the next chapter perhaps it occurs to you that these two completely different men from completely different worlds are so unknowingly seeking each other’s past They are only allowed to seek Indar seducing Yvette or Raymond wanting to be Mommsen of Africa but never find But they cant give up Hence the world is what it is always in movement

  4. says:

    I read this book in Central Africa during my Peace Corps service I maintain that it is the best most accurate depiction of Central African society a broad term believe me I know but still that I have readI found this novel engrossing and moving and it inspired me to begin collecting Naipaul's other works; all of which are good albeit not as good as this oneNaipaul has been criticized for denigrating third world countries and societies Strange since he comes from one he was born in Trinidad but lives today in the UK but the truth is that Naipaul's greatest sin is as is too often the case simply telling the truth Many characters in this book for example feign sophistication they don't have views they've lifted verbatim from a news clipping which they don't really understand at all and in many other ways try to grapple with a modern world that is utterly beyond anything they comprehend as they have only a village level perspective on the world These characterizations make liberal white people sitting in the West uncomfortable; but that's their problem and like those characters arise primarily from a lack of perspective of what life is really like on the third world side

  5. says:

    My copy of this book is a POB previously owned book There are a lot of scribbles using different colors of highlighters pink yellow and green In one of the pages is a name Danielle Sidari I googled her name yesterday and one of these days I will invite her to be my friend in Facebook Who knows?Anyway it is my first time to read a book with a lot of scribbles Danielle is not a bad reader Rather her comments and the phrases she underlined seem to indicate that she is smart There is just a page p 191 where she wrote Ironic and this is the part where the narrator Salim says that he finds adultery as horrible when in fact he is sleeping with a friend's wife Yvette Danielle seemed to have missed what Naipaul wrote on page 197 just 6 pages away from the line she finds ironic That adultery was my pride It was also my shame to have reduced my manhood just to that There were times especially during slack periods in the shop when I sat at my desk Yvette's photographs in the drawer and found myself mourning Mourning in the midst of physical fulfillment which could not have been complete There was a time when I wouldn't have thought it possibleHowever this novel is a lot than adultery This is the 1979 novel that established V S Naipaul 2001 Nobel laurate as a literary force This is about an unnamed African country they say it is Democratic Republic of Congo previously known as Zaire after it gained independence from Belgium in June 1960 As for its theme the opening line seems to be saying it all The world is what it is; men who are nothing who allow themselves to become nothing have no place in it The transfer of power from Belgium to the Big Man they say this is President Mabutu Sese Seko is a struggle in itself that reminds me of the transfer of power from Marcos to Auino in 1986 But life has to go on and for me this is the overall theme of this book the changing of time There is a very nice allegory that opens the second chapter The New DomainIf you look at a column of ants on the march you will see that there are some who are stragglers or have lost their way The column has no time for them; it goes on Sometimes the stragglers die But even this has no effect on the column There is a little disturbance around the corpse which is eventually carried off and then it appears so light And all the times the great busyness continues and the apparent socialibility that rite of meeting and greeting which ants travelling in opposite directions to and from their nest perform without failThe above passage reminds me of how I was fascinated watching ants when I was a small child This book is almost perfect but there is just one line that spoiled it for me On page 186 I lost a bit of respect for Naipaul as he wrote But if women weren't stupid the world wouldn't go round Danielle put a pink uestion mark on this I hate sexist people I do not have respect for men who belittle women I have many women in my life and I love them all my mother my only wife my daughter my sister my mother in law my sisters in law my grandmother my aunts my many cousins my friends my officemates etc Hence I am giving this a two stars less than amazing For the love of women in my humble life

  6. says:

    Beautiful multi layered story set in an unnamed African country but very simular to the Congo or Zaïre in the time of dictator Mobutu The storyteller Salim is of Indian origin and takes over a shop in a town deep inland by a bend in the river just after independence He observes the waves of unrest and uncertainty and the rise of a Great Man in the capital You can read this novel as a lucid political story the making of a gruesome dictator and how different people cope with it a fine psychological story the search for its own place in life and the desillusions accompanying it an exploration of the African soul though Naipaul can be very stereotypical about that and a study on cultural interaction or non interaction This novel reminded me of the better work of Graham Greene but without the morality layer There also was a bit too much of Conrads 'Heart of Darkness' the horror the horror in it I know he hasn't a good reputation when it comes to racism and other issues but I definitely have to read by Naipaul

  7. says:

    This book had such a promising start Naipaul's descriptions of mid 20th Century Africa were great and I think he did a terrific job of highlighting tribalism and what it must feel like to be considered an outsider in Africa There weren't too many likeable characters in this book I started off liking Salim because he was a young Indian man who left his home on the coast to go to a town along old slave trails However his sexism was too much for me Obviously Naipaul feels Africa is a dark continent with no hope for the future I'm not sure why this book features so often on African book listsEdited to add I don't think I will be reading any Naipaul books He is under the impression that there is not a single female writer both living or dead who can measure up to him I can think of than a few sir

  8. says:

    430 here we goI hear it sucks5709A total snoozefestNaipaul is a Nobel Prize winner?That's crustI did a bit of research on Naipaul as I was reading this thinking are you freaking kidding me?? Rave reviews in Newsweek New York Times and on and on and on The Nobel Committee compared Naipaul to Joseph Conrad saying Naipaul is Conrad's heir Maybe that's just me sticking up for Conrad author of Heart of Darkness and fellow PoleOr perhaps it's just me recognizing subpar literature for what it isThe best part of this book was a sticky note on page 200 that said I can't believe you made it this farThanks D Russ

  9. says:

    This is a lousy boring book Naipaul seems very interested in telling us How The World Works or at least how it works in Africa he does know Africa is a continent and not a country right? The problem though is that this is ostensibly a novel and not a work of non fiction and Naipaul isn't a very good storyteller He mostly narrates rather than dramatizes There are long long passages where there is no dialogue which would be all right if something interesting actually happened in those passages I always thought it was a shame that Kurt Vonnegut never won the Nobel Prize for Literature After having read Jelinek's The Piano Teacher and now this book I think that actually speaks well for Vonnegut Oh and great idea using a river as your central symbol I don't think that's ever been done before

  10. says:

    The book examines the post colonial turmoil that occurs in an unnamed African country soon after it's independence However this isn't a political thriller Naipaul takes his time with the story and the pace is fairly leasurely as the both the setting and the characters are introduced and then developed in great detail The main character is Salim a man of ethnic Indian descent who relocates to a small town in the central African country There he buys a small shop makes friends with other expatriates and observes the birth pains of his newly adopted country A minor rebellion is uickly crushed and the newly elected President begins to consolidate his power and become and dictatorial as time passes The tension does ratchet up towards the end of the bookThe leasurely pace allows Naipaul to paint a complex picture of this slice of Africa The culture is described in great detail and you get a feel for the town and it's people The uneasy mix of modernality and traditional ways stands out uite often a BigBurger franchise sits near market stalls where caterpillars grubs and monkeys can be bought for food Throughout it all the vestiges of the colonial past are still apparent The town is dotted with the burned out ruins of the homes of the European masters who were tossed out when independence was achieved and their statues have been torn down or defacedNaipaul has been accused of being pro colonialism because it's not a happy picture he paints Corruption is rampant and bribes become the only way to get things done The number of Government officials seems to increase almost daily and many of them often have little to do except to think of new ways to shake the foreign residents down for bribes Through it all the President's rhetoric takes on and the trappings of demagoguery It's not a happy picture but it's a scenario that has played out in real life a few too many times

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