Guerrillas, Paperback / softback Book


Set on a troubled Caribbean island - where Asians, Africans, Americans and former British colonials co-exist in a state of suppressed hysteria - V.

S. Naipaul's Guerrillas is a novel of colonialism and revolution.

A white man arrives with his mistress, an Englishwoman influenced by fantasies of native power and sexuality, unaware of the consequences of her actions. Together with a leader of the `revolution', they act out a gripping drama of death, sexual violence and spiritual impotence.

Guerrillas depicts a convulsion in public life, and ends in private violence.

The novel comes with extraordinary force from the centre of a profound moral awareness of the world's plight. `Impeccable . . . Guerrillas seems to me Naipaul's Heart of Darkness: a brilliant artist's anatomy of emptiness, and of despair' Observer


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