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M.G. Vassanji
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M. G. Vassanji is the author of six previous 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; Amriika; The In-Between World of Vikram Lall, which also received the Giller Prize; and, most recently, The Assassin’s Song. He is also the author of two short-story collections, a travel memoir about India, and a biography of Mordecai Richler. He lives in Toronto.

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Amriika

Written by M.G. Vassanji


Format: Trade Paperback, 424 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
On Sale: November 11, 2000
Price: $16.95

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Amriika

Written by M.G. Vassanji


Format: eBook
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $13.99

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And Home Was Kariakoo
A Memoir of East Africa
Written by M.G. Vassanji


Format: eBook, 326 pages
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $

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The Assassin's Song

Written by M.G. Vassanji


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 2008
Price: $14.95

The magnificent new novel from the award-winning author of The In-Between World of Vikram Lall (“This beautiful novel . . . is proof that fictional truth can illuminate an epoch in history like nothing else”—The Boston Globe).

In the aftermath of the brutal violence that gripped western India in 2002, Karsan Dargawalla... Read more >
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The Assassin's Song

Written by M.G. Vassanji


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 25, 2009
Price: $11.99

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The In-Between World of Vikram Lall

Written by M.G. Vassanji


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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The In-Between World of Vikram Lall

Written by M.G. Vassanji


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 8, 2005
Price: $17.95

Vikram Lall comes of age in 1950s Kenya, at the same time that the colony is struggling towards independence. Against the unsettling backdrop of Mau Mau violence, Vic and his sister Deepa, the grandchildren of an Indian railroad worker, search for their place in a world sharply divided between Kenyans and... Read more >
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The Magic of Saida

Written by M.G. Vassanji


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $16.95

From Giller Prize–winner 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 birth—Africa—and of a girl there he once loved... Read more >
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The Magic of Saida

Written by M.G. Vassanji


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $25.95

Giller Prize–winner M. G. Vassanji gives us a powerfully emotional novel of love and loss, of an African/Indian man who returns to the town of his birth in search of the girl he once loved—and the sense of self that has always eluded him.

Kamal Punja is a physician who has lived... Read more >
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The Magic of Saida

Written by M.G. Vassanji


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $12.99

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No New Land

Written by M.G. Vassanji


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Emblem Editions
On Sale: October 11, 1997
Price: $21.00

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No New Land

Written by M.G. Vassanji


Format: eBook
Publisher: Emblem Editions
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $13.99

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A Place Within
Rediscovering India
Written by M.G. Vassanji


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor Canada
On Sale: September 15, 2009
Price: $18.00

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A Place Within
Rediscovering India
Written by M.G. Vassanji


Format: eBook
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
On Sale: March 18, 2009
Price: $13.99

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