Post Colonial World in V S Naipaul’s A Bend in the River

  • Reshma Rabbani Research Scholar, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University ,Raipur,


The present article presents the irony of freedom in the post-colonial Africa with special reference to V S Naipaul’s novel A Bend in the River. It also illustrates Naipaul’s Eurocentric inclination.  Naipaul,   a Caribbean of Indian decent although shares a long colonial past of India and Caribbean, fails to share the ethos and sufferings of a colonised and seems to be mouthpiece of Europeans .The current articles highlights the colonised psyche of Naipaul who through the central character of Salim shows his fondness for the Europeans and their culture and looks down upon the Africans and the Arabs. He supports colonialism and even promotes his imperialist views by glorifying slavery. Both Naipaul and Salim seem to be victims of colonial psychosis. 

How to Cite
RABBANI, Reshma. Post Colonial World in V S Naipaul’s A Bend in the River. IJELLH (International Journal of English Language, Literature in Humanities), [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 10, feb. 2018. ISSN 2321-7065. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 18 mar. 2018.