A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul
Bound in 2016
204 x 136 x 30 mm
Full leather binding in light blue goatskin with onlays and tooling in various colours.
The endpapers have been printed using drypoint etching technique. Lether headbands with silk highlights.
Set in an unnamed African country, A Bend in the River is the story of an Arab-African man, Salim, and his journey through the country's growing unrest
and turmoil. He settles in the spot, 'bend in the river', which is a microcosm of post-colonial Africa at the time of Independence: a scene of chaos,
violent change, warring tribes, ignorance, isolation and poverty.
The design is to abstractly capture 'the bend' in the river and the happenings in the bend.
Private Collection, UK