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I can't decide if I will keep this book or get rid of it once and for all.
Naipaul presents his views on African people and politics, their culture and mysticism through his sensitive narrator very deftly.
I found the writing very full, every sentence very active, moving the story forward in a staggeringly complete way.
Naipaul opens the book with a symbolic quote, "The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it. Read morePublished 23 days ago by LinkedInSecrets - Author of LinkedIn Secrets Revealed...
the author weaves a remarkable story that brings life in the late 70's "real and alive" , this is not a " in your face " Amin book but shows how this evil man... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Arthur T Jones
I skipped over most of the chapters... I couldn't get into this. It was an assigned reading for class and I wasn't a fan.Published 3 months ago by Toshia
But the writer of "A Bend in the River" does not pretend to be an African. He does not even pretend to understand Africans. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Wong Hing
Well written but somewhat depressing. I really don't have that much to say about it. The quality of writing doesn't make up for the subject matter.Published 5 months ago by Carl Gaddis
I have read numerous books on the Congo this past year and was really looking forward to reading this one, the first I've read by V.S. Naipaul. I could barely get through it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sally Cruikshank
A stark story of the descent from immediate post colonial affluence into despotism and economic collapse. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Neil Hutchinson