Postcolonial literature
Postcolonial literature is a body of literary writing that responds to the intellectual discourse of European colonization in Asia, Africa, Middle East, the Pacific and elsewhere. Postcolonial literat...
The Loss of El Dorado
The Loss of El Dorado, by the Nobel Prize winner V. S. Naipaul, is a history book about Venezuela and Trinidad. It was published in 1969.The title refers to the El Dorado legend.Naipaul looks at the ...
Oscar Dathorne
Oscar Ronald Dathorne (19 November 1934 – 18 December 2007) was a Guyanese educator, novelist, poet and critic. He was the founder of the Association of Caribbean Studies and the Journal of Caribbean ...
Half a Life (novel)
Half a Life is a 2001 novel by Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul published by Alfred A. Knopf. The novel is set in India, Africa and Europe (London, Berlin and Portugal). Half a Life was long listed for th...
Miguel Street
Miguel Street is a semi-autobiographical novel by V. S. Naipaul set in wartime Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Naipaul wrote it while employed at the BBC using a BBC typewriter and "rustle-free pa...
The God of Small Things
The God of Small Things (1997) is the debut novel of Indian writer Arundhati Roy. It is a story about the childhood experiences of fraternal twins whose lives are destroyed by the "Love Laws" that lay...
International Relations Theory and the Third World
International Relations Theory and the Third World is a collection of essays dealing with international relations theory from the perspective of non-great power actors. The book was edited by Prof. S...
The Writer and the World: Essays
The Writer and the World (2002) is a collection of essays and reportage, many previously published, spanning the fifty-year career of Trinidad-born British writer V. S. Naipaul. The book contains some...
Wide Sargasso Sea
Wide Sargasso Sea is a 1966 postcolonial novel by Dominica-born British author Jean Rhys, who had lived in obscurity after her previous work, Good Morning, Midnight, was published in 1939. She had pub...
The Suffrage of Elvira
The Suffrage of Elvira is a comic novel by V. S. Naipaul set in Trinidad and Tobago.
The novel describes the slapstick circumstances surrounding a local election in one of the districts of Trinida...
Magic Seeds
Magic Seeds is a 2004 novel by Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul published by Alfred A. Knopf (US). The novel is set in India and Europe (Berlin and London).
Magic Seeds is a sequel to Naipaul's 2001 n...
An Area of Darkness
An Area of Darkness is a book written by V. S. Naipaul in 1964. It is a travelogue detailing Naipaul's trip through India in the early sixties. It was the first of Naipaul's acclaimed Indian trilogy w...
Cat Stevens' comments about Salman Rushdie
Following Ayatollah Khomeini's 14 February 1989 death fatwa against author Salman Rushdie, Yusuf Islam, previously known as Cat Stevens, made statements that were interpreted as endorsing the killing ...
A Flag on the Island
A Flag on the Island is a collection of short stories written by V.S. Naipaul, and first published by André Deutsch in 1967. It includes the title novella, "A Flag on the Island," outtakes from previ...
Guerrillas (novel)
Guerrillas is a 1975 novel by V. S. Naipaul. The book is set on an unnamed, remote Caribbean island populated by a mix of ethnicities, but dominated by post-colonial British. Probably the island is m...
Piano and Drums
"Piano and Drums" is a postcolonial poem by Nigerian poet Gabriel Okara. Like "The Snowflakes Sail Gently Down", another of his poems, it is concerned primarily with the Euro-African cultural dichoto...
The Inheritance of Loss
The Inheritance of Loss is the second novel by Indian author Kiran Desai. It was first published in 2006. It won a number of awards, including the Man Booker Prize for that year, the National Book Cri...
A Leopard Lives in a Muu Tree
"A Leopard Lives in a Muu Tree" is a poem by the Kenyan poet Jonathan Kariara. It concerns a native farmer besieged by a tree-bound leopard that has apparently broken his fences, torn his medicine ba...
V. S. Naipaul
Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, TC (/ˈnaɪpɔːl/ or /naɪˈpɔːl/; born 17 August 1932), is a Trinidad-born Nobel Prize-winning British writer known for his comic early novels set in Trinidad, his bleak...
Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey
Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey is a book by the Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul.Published in 1981, the book describes a six-month journey across the Asian continent. V.S. Naipaul explores the cu...
Red Dust (novel)
Red Dust is a novel written by South African-born Gillian Slovo that is structured around the hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in the fictional town Smitsrivier and also addre...
Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions among the Converted Peoples
Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions among the Converted Peoples is a non-fiction book by V. S. Naipaul published by Vintage Books in 1998. It was written as a sequel to Naipaul's Among the Believers: An...
The Bride Price
The Bride Price is a 1976 novel (first published in the UK by Allison & Busby and in the USA by George Braziller) by Nigerian writer Buchi Emecheta. It concerns, in part, the problems of women in ...
The Poisonwood Bible
The Poisonwood Bible (1998), by Barbara Kingsolver, is a bestselling novel about a missionary family, the Prices, who in 1959 move from the U.S. state of Georgia to the village of Kilanga in the Belg...
Salman Rushdie
Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie (/sælˈmɑːn ˈrʊʃdi/; Kashmiri: अहमद सलमान रुशदी , احمد سلمان رشدی ; born 19 June 1947) is a British Indian novelist and essayist. His second novel, Midnight's Children (198...
The East is Blue
The East is Blue is an essay by Salman Rushdie about the subversive potential of pornography in Asia and the Muslim world. It was published in 2004 in Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' book XXX: 30 Porn Sta...