Owning a small portion of the Trinidad earth and a respectable house is the dream and the reality sustaining Mohun Biswas through a life of frustration and despair. This is the book that turned the gentle satirist of the Caribbean, V. S. Naipaul, into a major literary figure. It is the story of a man who, without a single asset, enters a life devoid of opportunity; his tumble-down house becomes a potent symbol of the search for identity in a postcolonial world. It is the author’s most widely read novel.
Anthony Burgess called it 'a work of great comic power qualified with firm and unsentimental compassion.'
Discussion will be facilitated by Stephanie Lockhart, an English teacher at Bloomfield High School. Copies of the book are available at Prosser. Join in the discussion and enjoy a taste of the Caribbean in literature along with some Caribbean tasty treats, courtesy of the West Indian Foundation, Inc.