ACCLAIM FOR NO NEW LAND No New Land, like Nino Ricci’s Lives of the Saints and Sky Lee’s Disappearing Moon Café . World Literature Today. The Gunny Sack (1989). Uhuru Street (short stories, 1992). The Book of Secrets (1994).
ACCLAIM FOR NO NEW LAND No New Land, like Nino Ricci’s Lives of the Saints and Sky Lee’s Disappearing Moon Café, redefines and extends our sense of the possibilities, not of multicultural. The In-Between World of Vikram Lall (2003).
Vassanji won the inaugural Giller Prize in 1994 for The Book of Secrets. That year, he won the Harbourfront Festival Prize in recognition of his "achievement in and contribution to the world of letters. Hee was also one of twelve Canadians chosen for Maclean's Magazine's Honour Roll. Charles Ponnuthurai Sarvan, "M. G. Vassanji’s The Gunny Sack: A Reflection on History and the Novel," Modern Fiction Studies 37, no. 3 (1991): 511–518.
G. Vassanji was born in Kenya and raised in Tanzania. Before coming to Canada in 1978, he attended . and later was writer-in-residence at the University of Iowa in their prestigious International Writing Program
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Nurdin Lalani and his family, Asian immigrants from Africa, have come to the Toronto suburb of Don Mills only to find that the old world and its values pursue them.
Nurdin Lalani and his family, Asian immigrants from Africa, have come to the Toronto suburb of Don Mills only to find that the old world and its values pursue them.
And I'm so impressed with how . Vassanji handles the subject matter
And I'm so impressed with how . Vassanji handles the subject matter. Not only that, I actually got to learn so much through this concise book - about things that no one talks about! I never knew that South Africa and South Asia were tied together through historic trade lines and colonialism. Or that, in 1970's, General Idi Amin gave them a short deadline to leave, and if they didn't, he threatened to put them in concentration camps.
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Vassanji writes that & is not unusual to find coming down in an elevator a well-dressed young couple looking stiffly in front, holding. the local version of a bundle that a Gujarati peasant might carry: a plastic bag around several plastic containers. Best, here, are the author's descriptions of a transplanted people clinging to their past. The plot, loosely woven around Nurdin's being accused of molesting a woman, is secondary. Clear-eyed, sympathetic, and absorbing. The in-between world of vikram lall.