, Kamau Brathwaite and Derek Walcott published their first literary efforts there was no such thing as a Caribbean literary tradition.
and Shiva Naipaul
, Jean Rhys, Derek Walcott, and Virginia Woolf, to name a few.
In an interview with Elizabeth Hardbeth shortly after the publication of the novel, Naipaul
declared that "Africa has no future" (Handwick 36).
Marlon James, the 2015 Booker Prize winner, on how India and Naipaul
have inspired him
conceives it, it is only by way of an uncommon effort of mind, will, and faith--the commitment required to create and sustain a higher civilization--that one can truly exist.
Edward Said argues that Naipaul
"allowed himself quite consciously to be turned into a witness for the Western prosecution", promoting what Said classifies as "colonial mythologies about wogs and darkies".
is well known for having forged his own course, outside and often in opposition to the trajectory of postcolonial anticolonial discourses, anticipating as it were an entrepreneurial option within the emerging markets of, first, commonwealth, then postcolonial anglophone, and, now, first-world cosmopolitan literatures.
The primary contention is to explore the dialogic space that Naipaul
has given to the protagonists in the given fictional work.
Indeed the plot is laden with references to Kureishi''s own life as well of that of Naipaul
30 -- Shiva Naipaul
, the younger brother of VS Naipaul
, was born in Trinidad in 1945.
BIRTHDAYS: Sir Vidiadhar (VS) Naipaul
, novelist, 81; Robert De Niro, actor, 70; Nelson Piquet, former racing driver, 61; Robin Cousins (pictured) former skater/Olympic gold medallist, 56; Belinda Carlisle, singer, 55; Sean Penn, actor and film director, 53.
, a spectrum of indigenous South African authors, Doris Lessing, W.