At a glance:
- Author: Shiva Naipaul
- First Published: 1985
- Type of Work: Autobiography, short fiction, and essays
- Setting: England, India, and various Third World nations
- Genres: Nonfiction, Memoir, Short fiction, Essays
- Subjects: Colonialism, Exile or expatriates, Alienation
- Locales: Europe, Asia, England, India, United Kingdom
Throughout his career, Shiva Naipaul, who died of a heart attack at the age of forty shortly after the appearance of this book, was overshadowed by his older brother, the novelist V. S. Naipaul. Born and reared in Port of Spain, Trinidad, Shiva Naipaul was admitted to prestigious Queen’s Royal College, from which, at the age of eighteen, he won a scholarship to read philosophy at Oxford University. He traveled extensively in Europe and the Third World countries on his many journalistic assignments and wrote both fiction and nonfiction based on his impressions. As a writer,...
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