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The Naipauls of Nepaul Street : a memoir of life in Trinidad and beyond

Author: Savi Naipaul Akal
Publisher: Leeds, England : Peepal Tree, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is a moving story of a family's beginnings, growth and, in the context both of time and Trinidadian society, its inevitable dispersal. Savi Naipaul Akal's memoir pays tribute to remarkable parents, so different but equal in importance to their large family. It is an account of family loyalty, sacrifice, and sometimes tensions. Through this focus, the memoir also gives a sharply observed picture of cultural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Family histories
Autobiographies
Named Person: Savi Naipaul Akal
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Savi Naipaul Akal
ISBN: 1845233646 9781845233648
OCLC Number: 1019748949
Description: 208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Savi Naipaul Akal.

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"This is a moving story of a family's beginnings, growth and, in the context both of time and Trinidadian society, its inevitable dispersal. Savi Naipaul Akal's memoir pays tribute to remarkable parents, so different but equal in importance to their large family. It is an account of family loyalty, sacrifice, and sometimes tensions. Through this focus, the memoir also gives a sharply observed picture of cultural change in Trinidad from colony to independent nation, of being Indian in a Creole society, of the role of education, and her parents' encouragement of herself and her sisters to make independent lives for themselves. The memoir gives an acute analysis of the pressures that led many of the family to emigrate, but also of the good lives made by Savi and her husband that led them to "put down their bucket" and stay. Above all, this memoir offers the pleasure of writing which is elegant and lucid, with a distinctively personal voice."--

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