The Book Of Secrets

The Book Of Secrets

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 23mm | 256g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • No
  • 1841956864
  • 9781841956862
  • 490,958

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...a fascinating tale * * Sunday Herald * * M.G.Vassanji is an acclaimed author and The Book of Secrets is an epic novel that ought to knock your socks off. Only it doesn't.. It is not all hard work, though. The descriptions of African life are often wonderful... Any one of the book's many strands would have provided sufficient meat for a novel on its own. * * The Times * *
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About 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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1,125 ratings
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4 35% (392)
3 33% (370)
2 11% (120)
1 4% (40)
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