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Saturday, 31 May 2014 08:32

EAST AFRICAN ASIAN WRITING—A NOTE

In the introductory chapter to his recent book The Literature of the Indian Diaspora: Theorizing the Diasporic Imaginary, Vijay Mishra plays with the opening sentence in Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina and comes up with the…
Reading East African Asian writings was not always the natural thing to do when I was an undergraduate student of literature. But that was more because of the nature of the curriculum that provided for…
Saturday, 31 May 2014 08:02

LITERATURE, DIASPORA AND POLITICS

A REPORT ON ‘THE TRANSNATIONAL IMAGINARIES OF M G VASSANJI’ By Asma Sayed and Karim Murji The relationship between literature and diaspora has been widely explored in the context of post-colonial texts in which the…
Saturday, 31 May 2014 07:42

VASSANJI AND ME

Vassanji made it straight into the literary limelight with the publication of The Gunny Sack in 1989. It landed with a big bang and his writing career was launched. It is not unfair to say…
Saturday, 31 May 2014 07:31

THE MAGIC OF MG VASSANJI

For an East African of South Asian descent, Moyez Vassanji's books can induce a trance-like state. It is provoked by the deep introspection of reading about our own land, culture and people. And meeting Vassanji,…
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