The Chip Chip Gatherers by Shiva Naipaul

"The Chip Chip Gatherers" is a novel that explores the complex dynamics of a multi-generational Indo-Trinidadian family, the Khojas, living in Trinidad. The story revolves around the ambitions and struggles of the family patriarch, Egbert, as he attempts to rise above his impoverished beginnings and establish a successful life for his family. However, his efforts are constantly undermined by family squabbles, cultural tensions, and the harsh realities of post-colonial Trinidad. The novel provides a stark portrayal of the struggles faced by immigrants and the destructive power of envy and resentment within a family.

The 10754th greatest book of all time


Published
1973
Nationality
Trinidadian
Type
Fiction
Pages
320
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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