Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2017)
Nostalgia: An effect of tribal feuds with reference to V.S. Naipaul’s “A bend in the river”
Author(s): K Shenbahapriya, N Akila
Abstract: "Tribal Feuds" defined as the recurrent quarrel and fighting between the ethnic groups, it could mostly happen when these people get offended by the others. In Naipaul’s “A Bend in the River”, tribal feuds were the effect of the growing European culturalism in Africa. Salim, in his journey experienced the tribal feuds in the surroundings and left with nostalgic sense. The ruins of the past remained in him like the ruins of the society. Salim as well as the other expatriates were the victims of the ethnic fight. The unfavorable present situation made him think of his past, he had once enjoyed. He thought that the olden society had been his utopian society when compared to his present day society. This article expresses the nostalgic feelings of the African society, especially Salim’s longing of his past as the tribal feuds evoked hard situation to live within the society happily.