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Description - Book of Secrets by Moyez Vassanji

Winner of the first Giller Prize for Canadian fiction in 1994, The Book of Secrets is an outstanding historical novel set in East Africa.When 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 Details

ISBN: 9781841956862
ISBN-10: 1841956864
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 128mm x mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Canongate Books Ltd
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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