Politics and Literature Africa And The Caribbean - Essay

Africa And The Caribbean

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)

Helen Pyne Timothy

SOURCE: "V. S. Naipaul and Politics: His View of Third World Societies in Africa and the Caribbean," in CLA Journal, Vol. XXVIII, No. 3, March, 1985, pp. 247-62.

[In the following essay, Timothy examines V. S. Naipaul's view, as expressed in his fiction, of Third World political attitudes and issues.]

There is a certain sense in which V. S. Naipaul is an anachronism in Third World writing: He is the writerin-exile trained in the metropole and still resident there after thirty years. He is the writer who left the West Indies at a time when the colonial system was well entrenched and who has never returned to his homeland...

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