CARICOM mourns death of VS Naipaul

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Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is mourning the loss of the great writer Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad (VS) Naipaul, also known as Vidia Naipaul.

In a statement the Community’s Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque posited that the Trinidad and Tobago born Nobel Laureate was a prolific author of both fiction and non-fiction works which elicited much critical acclaim and earned him many literary awards.

He was acknowledged as a master in the use of language.

“His unsparing critique of post-colonial societies across the globe was the basis of much of his work and provoked a great deal of thought and discussion.On behalf of the Community, the Secretary-General extends condolences to the family of Sir Vidia and to the Government and people of Trinidad and Tobago on the loss of this great son of the soil” said LaRocque.

Naipaul died on Saturday at his home in London at the age 85.

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