Writers like Ngugi and Naipaul
made conflicting responses in Petals of Blood and A Bend in the River written in this period.
First, it is one of the few that doesn't display a knee-jerk reaction to Naipaul
's non-fiction, in particular his observations about Islamic countries.
What is original in Naipaul
's novel is the presentation of the discovery of faith against the backdrop of a contemporary culture within which enduring truths have increasingly come to be dismissed.
But the moment an involved reader scratched the surface, Naipaul
's disenchantment with his native past and an inherent veneration for the Western imperial order would appear.
's brutal portrayal of characters that resonated well with the people I encountered in Navuhi Village, where I was born.
, whose many works revolved around the themes of colonialism and exile, died peacefully at his home in London, his wife, Nadira Naipaul
wrote books that decidedly belong to the latter category.
"We disagreed all our lives, about politics, about literature, and I feel as sad as if I just lost a beloved older brother" - Author Sir Salman Rushdie on the death of writer VS Naipaul
Announcing his death on Saturday night, Lady Naipaul
said he had lived a life "full of wonderful creativity and endeavour".
"We disagreed all our lives, about politics, about literature, and I feel as sad as if I just lost a beloved older brother" Author Sir Salman Rushdie on the death of writer VS Naipaul
In the second half of the 20th century, few writers were as praised -- or scorned -- as Naipaul
, a prose stylist with talent as great as his penchant for controversy.
Nobel Prize-winning author Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul
, popularly known as VS Naipaul
or Vidia to those who were close to him, died in his home in London on Saturday at the age of 85.