A House for Mr. Biswas
Mr. Mohun Biswas, a journalist working with a newspaper in the Port of Spain, is sacked just before his death. The novel begins with this description and then goes on to unravel the life of Mr. Mohun Biswas bit by bit. Mr. Biswas feels very much alienated with the society in which he is living. He has no feeling of being a part of that society. His father was a farmer in the sugarcane fields of Trinidad and Tobago, who had come from India as a contracte... A Way in the World
A way in the World, a collection of essays by V.s. Naipaul, published in 1994, travels around the the Caribbean, dealing with the battles between the Spanish and British to colonize Trinidad and Venezuela.
One particular episode describes the visit of a cruise ship to Trinidad in the thirties through a travel article, "The Shadowed Livery", 'Portraying subject people as a whole unto themselves", written by an Englishman, Foster Morris.
Altho... Half A Life
HALF A LIFE by V S NAIPAUL. If you are like the multitudes who have never read a Nobel Laureate, here's the opportunity to change that. A beguiling simple book on the surface, with Naipaul's favorite theme of emigration to two different continents and societies. The book starts out in India, London and in an unnamed country in Portuguese East Africa. We follow the life of Willie Chandran from his infancy till he is forty-one (Half a Life) at which point ... Letters Between Father and Son
"Letters Between Father and Son" published in 1999, document the period between the years 1949 to 1957, written by V.S. Naipaul while he was a student at Oxford University in England to his father, a journalist in Trinidad.
Naipaul(Vidia) is trying to get established as a writer while studying and broadcasing programs for the BBC. At the same time, he is encouraging his father, Seepersad, a frustrated author, to publish his own short stories.
The Enigma of Arrival
An acclaimed Caribbean writer retreats to the Wiltshire countryside where he finds for the first time a place where he may be still- and let the world and his perception of himself shift under his eyes......