Model: EN0950
ISBN: 9780385660655
Authors: VASSANJI, M.
Publishers: LEXSYS LIMITED
Price: $2,135.00JMD
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ISBN: 9780385660655
Author: Vassanji, m.
Publisher: Lexsys limited

This first novel by a Nairobi-born writer raised in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania celebrates the spirit of Asian pioneers, Muslims from India who moved to East Africa in the early 1900s. Living under German colonial rule, the family of Dhanji Govindji become permanent residents of Africa while witnessing historical events that result in the birth of African nationalism. Vassanji has created a family memoir, a coming-of-age story that looks at the past with affection and understanding. He shows that the hopes and dreams of Indian immigrants were essentially the same as those of Europeans who passed through Ellis Island: education for their children and a more prosperous future for the next generation.