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The Resource And home was Kariakoo : a memoir of East Africa, M. G. Vassanji

And home was Kariakoo : a memoir of East Africa, M. G. Vassanji

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And home was Kariakoo : a memoir of East Africa
Title
And home was Kariakoo
Title remainder
a memoir of East Africa
Statement of responsibility
M. G. Vassanji
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
From M.G. Vassanji, two-time Giller Prize winner and a GG winner for Non-fiction, 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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NZ-GlWB
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
And home was Kariakoo : a memoir of East Africa, M. G. Vassanji
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And home was Kariakoo : a memoir of East Africa, M. G. Vassanji
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Paperback / softback
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
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21 cm
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Extent
xiv, 384 pages
Isbn
9780385671453
Media category
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Media type code
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Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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(Sirsi) i9780385671453

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