Amriika

by M. G. Vassanji

Publisher: M&S in Toronto

Written in English
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StatementM.G. Vassanji.
The Physical Object
Pagination412 p.
Number of Pages412
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22334378M
ISBN 10077108725X, 0771087233

In I quit my full-time job and began researching The Book of Secrets.” That celebrated, bestselling novel won the inaugural Giller prize, in Vassanji’s other books include the acclaimed novels No New Land () and Amriika (), and Uhuru Street, a collection of stories. A Meeting of Streams: South Asian Canadian Literature. Toronto, TSAR, Editor, The Journey Prize Anthology: Short Fiction from the Best of Canada's New Writers. Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, As a storyteller, M.G. Vassanji is fascinated with the often elliptical forms that stories can. Books for the Multi-Culti Reader. Mailing Address Capital Gallery Suite , MRC: P.O. Box Washington, DC Buy A Place Within: Rediscovering India by M G Vassanji (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(1).

M.G. Vassanji is the author of six previous novels: The Gunny Sack, which won a regional Commonwealth Writers' Prize; No New Land; The Book of Secrets, which won the very first Giller Prize; Amriika; The In-Between World of Vikram Lall, which also. Reviews the book 'Amriika,' by M.G. Vassanji. Vassanji's Toronto and Durrell's Alexandria: The View from Across or the View from Beside? Gifford, James // Journal of Commonwealth & Postcolonial Studies;Sep, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p The article discusses the prose writing styles of British author Lawrence Durrell and Canadian writer M. G.   By the two-time winner of the Giller Prize for his novels The Book of Secrets and The In-Between World of Vikram Lall Uhuru Street is M.G. Vassanji’s stunning book of linked stories, set within the Asian community of Dar es Salaam. With delicate strokes, and with irony and humour, Vassanji brings alive the characters who live and work in the shops and tenements of Uhuru Street; among them Author: M.G. Vassanji. No New Land () About book: This was another book I had to read for one of my courses. As an immigration narrative it came very close to home; the issues discussed, the neighbourhood described, the duality of identity experienced by the main character all seem very familiar to plot is of course centred on the struggles of an immigrant family, trying to make it in Canada.

The title of this novel works well. Vikram Lall was 'in between' in all aspects of his life. In between cultures (of Indian heritage in Kenya - neither black nor white); in between relationships - the buffer between his forward thinking sister, who falls in love with a black man, and his mother, stuck in her traditional thinking; as a middle man - in between the American financiers laundering.

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This earnest and intelligent novel, the fourth from the Indian-born author (now resident in Canada) of The Book of Secrets (), sedulously charts an Asian-African immigrant’s experience of three decades of recent American history. Arriving in the US from East Africa (Dar es Salaam) inRamji is drawn into campus radicalism, the orbits of several charismatic men and otherwise.

Amriika is a novel of betrayal, disillusionment, and discovery set in America during three highly charged decades in the nations history/5. Amriika is a novel of betrayal, disillusionment, and discovery set in America during three highly charged decades in the nation’s history.

In the late sixties, Ramji, a student from Dar es Salaam, East Africa, arrives in an America far different from the one he dreamed about, one caught up in anti-war demonstrations, revolutionary lifestyles, and spiritual : M.G. Vassanji. About Amriika. Amriika is a novel of betrayal, disillusionment, and discovery set in America during three highly charged decades in the nation’s history.

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Vassanji’s new novel, his first since ’s The Book of Secrets, is that it has the urgency of television news. Amriika is a novel of betrayal, disillusionment, and discovery set in America during three highly charged decades in the nation’s history. In the late sixties, Ramji, a student from Dar es Salaam, East Africa, arrives in an America far different from the one he dreamed about, one caught up in anti-war demonstrations, revolutionary lifestyles, and spiritual quests.

Amriika is a novel of betrayal, disillusionment, and discovery set in America during three highly charged decades in the nation’s history. In the late sixties, Ramji, a student from Dar es Salaam, East Africa, arrives in an America far different from the one he dreamed about, one caught up in anti-war demonstrations, revolutionary lifestyles, and spiritual : Mcclelland & Stewart.

Amerika, also known as The Man Who Disappeared, The Missing Person and as Lost in America (German: Der Verschollene), is the incomplete first novel by author Franz Kafka (–), written between and and published posthumously in The novel originally began as a short story titled "The Stoker".The novel incorporates many details of the experiences of his relatives who had Author: Franz Kafka.

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Ramji, a gifted student from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, goes to the United States on a scholarship. There, though conservative by nature and deeply religious, he gets drawn away from his beliefs and into the radical student politics and counterculture of the sixties. The Book of Secrets is a big book in every sense.

It contains both. Amriika, M.G. Vassanji. (electronic bk.), Toronto Public Library. Search books, movies, branches, programs & more.

Amerika was fun, absurd with possible existential ties. It was fun to read a translation, especially because the other translation portrays different themes.

Fun diction, a lot of homosexual/dandy references, Amerika as opportunity, confinement, the role of women, light/darkness in the book /5. M.G. Vassanji is the author of six acclaimed novels: The Gunny Sack, which won a Commonwealth Prize; No New Land; The Book of Secrets, which won the very first Giller Prize; Amriika; The In-Between World of Vikram Lall, which also received the Giller Prize in ; and The Assassin’s Song, which was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Award for Fiction and.

The immigrant from Dar Es Salaam who narrates many parts of this novel by Vassanji (The Book of Secrets) tells a compelling story of rebellion and its aftereffects, but a pervasive stylistic. The novel Amriika is concerned with precisely these troubled issues as they arise in the mind of its protagonist, Ramji.

In this sense, it is very much a rites-of-passage book. In this sense, it is very much a rites-of-passage book. Amriika is a novel of betrayal, disillusionment, and discovery set in America during three highly charged decades in the nation's history.

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She lives with her feisty mother who has a talent for singing; her brother is also nearby. In I quit my full-time job and began researching The Book of Secrets.” That celebrated, bestselling novel won the inaugural Giller Prize, in Vassanji’s other books include the acclaimed novels No New Land () and Amriika (), and Uhuru Street (), a collection of stories.4/5(10).

The premise of this disappointing novel revolves around Ramji, who, by the time he arrives in the U.S. in from his home in Dar es Salaam, East Africa (now Tanzania), he is already doubly displaced. As the novel unfolds, it, too, struggles with a dual identi­ty that is never resolved.

On the one hand, the story is about a young foreign student who becomes politically aware in college. Stranger in a strange land, in strange times. Amriika By M. Vassanji McClelland & Stewart, pages, $ At first, there is much that seems enticing about the latest offering from Toronto writer M.

Vassanji, who won the Giller Prize in for The Book of Secrets. Winner of Canada's esteemed Giller Prize, this complex novel is at once a story of the British Empire in Africa and a very postmodern meditation on the allures and pitfalls of narrative.

It's set in t. M.G. Vassanji’s fourth novel is Amriika. Once again it deals with the themes and ideas that recur throughout his novel. It is an excellent tale of immigrant experience. It explores the state of living in exile.

In ‘More Personal Notes on the Book’ the author himself has expressed his views about this book. No New Land Paperback – Oct. 11 by M.G.

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M.G. VASSANJI is the author of seven novels, two collections of short stories, and two works of non-fiction. He has won the Giller Prize twice for The Book of Secrets and The In-Between World of Vikram Lall, and the Governor General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction for A Place Within: Rediscovering other novels include The Gunny Sack, No New Land, Amriika, The Pages: