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And home was Kariakoo : a memoir of East Africa

Author: M G Vassanji
Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From M.G. Vassanji, two-time Giller Prize winner and a GG winner for nonfiction, 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.--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Vassanji, M.G.
And home was Kariakoo.
(CaOONL)20149031408
Named Person: M G Vassanji; M G Vassanji; M G Vassanji; M G Vassanji
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M G Vassanji
ISBN: 9780385671439 0385671431
OCLC Number: 879941037
Description: xiv, 384 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: Going home --
Gaam, Dar es Salaam: The India Town --
Gaam strikes back: The larning tower and other recent developments --
The road to Tanga --
Tanga, decline in the sun --
India and Africa: Of entrepreneurs old and new --
Kilwa, the Old City --
Quiloa, the Island --
The msytics down the road: Discovering the Sufis --
Burton and Speke, and the East African expedition of 1857 --
The old westbound caravan route --
Bongoland: Something is happening --
Kigoma and Ujiji: the long road --
The South Coast: A Journey Shortened --
The Sourthern Highlands: Tukuyu --
Neue Langenberg --
The Southern Highlands: Mbeya --
Book, medicine, and spirit --
Zanzibar: Island in the Sun --
Zanzibar: The Revolution --
Zanzibar: The sweet and the smelly --
The Old Warriors: Dar es Salaam again --
Omba-omba: The culture of begging --
The New (Asian) African: Politics and creativity --
Nairobi, lost and regained? --
Closing the circle.
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From M.G. Vassanji, two-time Giller Prize winner and a GG winner for nonfiction, 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.--Provided by publisher.

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