The Suffrage of Elvira

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The Suffrage of Elvira
First edition cover
Author V. S. Naipaul
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Publisher Andre Deutsch
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The Suffrage of Elvira is a comic novel by V. S. Naipaul set in colonial Trinidad. It was written in 1957,[1] and was published in London the following year. It is a satire of the democratic process and the consequences of political change, published a few years before Trinidad and Tobago achieved independence in 1962.

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The novel describes the slapstick circumstances surrounding a local election in one of the districts of Trinidad. It also delves into the multiculturalism of Trinidad, showing the effects of the election on various ethnic groups, including Muslims, Hindus, and Europeans.


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