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The in-between world of Vikram Lall

by M. G. Vassanji

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Published by A.A. Knopf in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Kenya
    • Subjects:
    • East Indians -- Kenya -- Fiction,
    • Brothers and sisters -- Fiction,
    • Friendship -- Fiction,
    • Kenya -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      StatementM.G. Vassanji.
      GenreFiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR9199.3.V388 I5 2004
      The Physical Object
      Pagination369 p. ;
      Number of Pages369
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3305466M
      ISBN 10140004216X
      LC Control Number2004048967

        M.G. Vassanji's book, The In-Between World of Vikram Lall, wrestles with questions of identity in a story about a young Indian boy coming of age in s Kenya, a time of great political unrest.   And so begins MG Vassanji's Giller prize winner book, "The In-between World of Vikram Lall", the story of a Kenyan-born Indian, now living in Canada, in hiding from those that would hound him in Kenya, recounting the story of his life. The story opens in colonial Kenya (in the 's), around the time of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth 2.

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      THE IN-BETWEEN WORLD OF VIKRAM LALL M. G. Vassanji, Author. Knopf $25 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author MORE BOOKS YOU'D LIKE. ADVERTISEMENT. MORE FROM PUBLISHERS.   Vikram Lall comes of age in s Kenya, at the same time that the colony is struggling towards independence. Against the unsettling backdrop of Mau Mau violence, Vic and his sister Deepa, the grandchildren of an Indian railroad worker, search for their place in a world sharply divided between Kenyans and the : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.


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About The In-Between World of Vikram Lall. Vikram Lall comes of age in s Kenya, at the same time that the colony is struggling towards independence. Against the unsettling backdrop of Mau Mau violence, Vic and his sister Deepa, the grandchildren of an Indian railroad worker, search for their place in a world sharply divided between Kenyans and the British.

Vikram Lall comes of age in s Kenya, at the same time that the colony is struggling towards independence. Against the unsettling backdrop of Mau Mau violence, Vic and his sister Deepa, the grandchildren of an Indian railroad worker, search for their place in a world sharply divided between Kenyans and the British.

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It was a hard process of creation and discovery. Vikram, like his younger sister Deepa, is a third-generation African-Indian—their grandfather came from India to build the railroad in the late s—and Kenya indeed is home.

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Rich in sensuous detail and historical insight, this is a powerful story of passionate betrayals and political. Vikram Lall comes of age in s Kenya, at the same time that the colony is struggling towards independence. Against the unsettling backdrop of Mau Mau violence, Vic and his sister Deepa, the grandchildren of an Indian railroad worker, search for their place in a world sharply divided between Kenyans and the British/5(5).

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• M.G. Vassanji's book, The In-Between World of Vikram Lall, wrestles with questions of identity in a story about a young Indian. Vikram Lall comes of age in s Kenya, at the same time that the colony is struggling towards independence.

Against the unsettling backdrop of Mau Mau violence, Vic and his sister Deepa, the grandchildren of an Indian railroad worker, search for their place in a world sharply divided between Kenyans and the British/5(44).

The In-Between World of Vikram Lall, a compelling record in the voice of a character described as “a cheat of monstrous and reptilian cunning,” took three years to write. After research in Kenya and Britain, M.G. Vassanji devoted himself to the novel in a dark office at the University of Toronto/5.

In his earlier The In-Between World of Vikram Lall, he painted a nuanced portrait of a young boy growing up in Kenya with violence simmering around him. Vassanji’s latest novel, The Assassin’s Song, is a coming-of-age story of Karsan Dargawalla in Gujarat state in India, a boy who wants nothing more than to play cricket and be normal.

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G.: A haunting novel of corruption and regret that brings to life the complexity and turbulence of Kenyan society in the last five decades. The In-Between World of Vikram Lall, like Vassanji's earlier novels The Gunny Sack, The Book of Secrets and Amriika, shows the difficult position of East African Indians who seek to establish a place for themselves between the native African and colonial British societies.

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