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About this book

A magnet to the poets, philosophers, teachers, troubadours and misfits who people the town of Port of Spain, Miguel Street is a place where tales of glory and debauchery vie with declarations of love and anger, where neighborhood dramas are scrutinized and wisdom doled out to one and all. (© Amazon.com)

About the author

The British writer, born in Trinidad, V(idiadhar) S(urajprasad) Naipaul was born in 1932 in Chaguanas, close to the Port of Spain on Trinidad, in a family descended from immigrants from the north of India. His grandfather worked in a sugar cane plantation and his father was a journalist and writer. At the age of 18 Naipaul traveled to England where, after studying at University College at Oxford, he was awarded the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1953. From then on he continued to live in England (since the 70s in Wiltshire, close to Stonehenge) but he has also spent a great deal of time traveling in Asia, Africa and America. Apart from a few years in the middle of the 1950s, when he was employed by the BBC as a freelance journalist, he has devoted himself entirely to his writing. More... (The Nobel Foundation; )

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