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A Bend in the River

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2003

    Engaging

    A Bend in the River is an engaging story in which a young Indian store owner describes his life in a war-torn, dying town in the middle of Africa. Having never lived in a similar situation, I couldn¿t directly relate to the feelings of impending destitution mixed with (sometimes strangely successful) desperate grasps at fortune-making schemes. However, I was amused (and a bit frightened) by the similarities between the society/government in this African country and those in modern dystopias such as 1984. The book is an interesting read for people who like to ¿broaden their horizons.¿

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2003

    Really interesting

    I found this book immensely interesting, in part because I just finished studying European imperialism and African colonization...etc. It is a very real and engaging protrayal of Africa immediately following independence and explores the struggle of a newly independent nation through the eyes of a foreigner(who isn't completely an outsider)

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