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V.S. Naipaul
Birth date: August 17, 1932
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N.A. Ratnayake
N.A. Ratnayake rated it 5 years ago
It had been hot from the beginning, from mid-April, that is, when I had gone south in Howard to see the place he thought of as home; and had been surprised by the colors of the Carolina spring, the new green of trees, the purple flowers of the roadside grass, the yellow-white dogwood blossoms; and h...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it 10 years ago
I have not read any Naipaul prior to reading this work. The back of this book says that Naipaul is Conrad's heir and I couldn't agree with that more. This book is set in a thinly disguised Congo and it documents the years following independence. The book looks at the boom bust cycle tribal jealou...
Loads to read before I sleep, Loads to read before I sleep
Read my review of the book here:http://loadstoread.wordpress.com/2014/06/11/half-a-life-by-v-s-naipaul/
shell pebble
shell pebble rated it 11 years ago
An outstanding collection, inspiring me to read more of the work of many of the authors featured:Nadine Gordimer - The Ultimate SafariA tale of asylum-seeking in Mozambique from the point of view of a young child, whose unworldliness enables Gordimer to draw a painful contrast between the lives of A...
shell pebble
shell pebble rated it 11 years ago
I probably ought to re-read this as I don't think I had enough knowledge to understand it at the time I first read. I only remember the first story, One Out of Many which has made an indelible impression on me. Naipaul is masterful in telling the incisive tale of servitude transported, giving each c...
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