The Book of Secrets
By (author) Moyez Vassanji
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Book of Secrets by Moyez Vassanji
Book DescriptionWhen Pius Fernandes, a retired schoolteacher living in modern day Dar es Salaam, discovers a diary of a British colonial administrator from 1913, he is drawn into a provocative account of the Asian community of East Africa, and the liaisons, feelings and secrets of its people, over the course of a century. Part generational history, part detective story, part social chronicle, M.G. Vassanji's award-winning novel magnificently conjures setting and period as it explores notions of identity and exile.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841956862
(198mm x 130mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Canongate Books Ltd
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Moyez Vassanji
Assassin's Song, Paperback (August 2009)
Karsan Dargawalla, heir to the shrine of a mysterious, medieval sufi begins to tell the story of his family and the destroyed shrine in the aftermath of the violence that gripped western India in 2002. His tale begins in the 1960s, and young Karsan wishes above all else to be ordinary.
In-Between World of Vikram Lall, Paperback (June 2005)» View all books by Moyez Vassanji
Sweeping in scope, both historically and geographically, the author weaves a rich tapestry of characters (real and imagined) in a Kenya poised between colonialism and independence. He intertwines political and personal - rise of Mau Mau in last days of colonialism looms large over a plot centring on two love stories and a deep friendship.
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Author Biography - Moyez Vassanji
M.G. Vassanji is the author of five acclaimed 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; Amiriika; and The In-Between World of Vikram Lall, which also received the Giller Prize. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two sons.
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