The Magic of Saida (Vintage Contemporaries)
The Magic of Saida (Vintage Contemporaries)

The Magic of Saida (Vintage Contemporaries)

  • Publish Date: 2013-12-03
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: M.G. Vassanji
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From Giller Prizewinner M. G. Vassanji comes the story of Kamal Punja, son of an African mother and an Indian father, who has been living in Canada for forty years. Despite his material wealth, Kamal finds himself longing for the place of his birthAfricaand of a girl there he once loved. As a child he was certain that Saidagranddaughter of a great Swahili poet and his constant companionwould become his future wife, but when he was just eleven Kamals mother sent him to live with his estranged fathers family in India. Now, decades later, Kamal journeys back to the village he leftto confront his long-unresolved racial identity and the nightmarish legacy of a broken promise.

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