A Bend in the River
|Author:||V. S. Naipaul|
|Series:||Picador Classic Ser.|
Set in an unnamed African country, V. S. Naipaul's A Bend in the Riveris narrated by Salim, a young man from an Indian family of traders long resident on the coast. He believes The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it.So he has taken the initiative; left the coast; acquired his own shop in a small, growing city in the continent?s remote interior and is selling sundries - little more than this and that, really - to the natives.