A Bend in the River - A Bend in the River Independence...

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A Bend in the River Independence - African nations kicked out the Belgians and the question is: who are we? Now that the Europeans gave us our identities. Metti describes arms and legs in the streets. Genocide in Rwanda- 500,000 in the span of 3 months Naipaul is conservative because he seems to suggest that it would have been better if there wasn’t any struggle for independence. At least no one is being butchered left and right. Two of the characters refer the Africans as Malin. Chapter 1: What is the setting? After some independence in Africa in the author’s territory as it is unnamed. The narrator, Salim, is going in the opposite way of where the slaves walked. He is trying to get to the center of Africa compared to the slaves who went to the East coast to get on the boat which sold them to slavery in Arabian Homes, was not like slavery on the west coast where Africans were sent to plantations. His family grew up on the east coast as Muslims, and they were not 100% African like the ones situated more central. Zabeth= First customer, bought many things need to fish. Only liked to buy things she was used to, this was normal in the village. She would travel outside of her territory to buy and sell goods.
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