And Home Was Kariakoo

And Home Was Kariakoo

A Memoir

eBook - 2014
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From M.G. Vassanji, two-time Giller Prize winner and a GG winner for nonfiction, comes a poignant love letter to his birthplace and homeland, East Africa--a powerful and surprising portrait that only an insider could write.Part travelogue, part memoir, and part history-rarely-told, here is a powerful and timely portrait of a constantly evolving land. From a description of Zanzibar and its evolution to a visit to a slave-market town at Lake Tanganyika; from an encounter with a witchdoctor in an old coastal village to memories of his own childhood in the streets of Dar es Salaam and the suburbs of Nairobi, Vassanji combines brilliant prose, thoughtful and candid observation, and a lifetime of revisiting and reassessing the continent that molded him--and, as we discover when we follow the journeys that became this book, shapes him still.
Publisher: Toronto :, Doubleday Canada,, 2014
ISBN: 9780385671446
038567144X
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE E-BOOK
Characteristics: text file,rda
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santiano9
Mar 17, 2015

Despite a heavy, but necessary slog through the early history of East Africa in the beginning, I really enjoyed this book. It gave me a human view of a part of Africa that I knew nothing about and changed my perspective of Africa as a whole.

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