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Jocelyn (The Reading World)

I love to read and can get very attached to my opinions, but recently I've been learning not to completely lose my head when people disagree with me, so feel safe to argue with me whenever you wish ;) 


And I thought it couldn't get any worse

Just found out that Naipaul is also a racist who thinks “Africans need to be kicked – that’s the only thing they understand.”


He’s also an abuser who violently beat his mistress and thought it was a sign of his passion for her.


(Thanks to this review for the links.)


I wish I could find the following quoted comments funny, but people get hurt because of people like Naipaul’s bigotry. The fact that he can dismiss an entire sex and an entire race of people indicates a social system that supports such a perspective, and both are deserving of severe criticism, to make a massive understatement.

Of course, from the point of view of someone who doesn't give a damn about cheapening gigantic swaths of humanity in a couple of statements, it's not like it even matters.