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✬ [PDF] ✓ The Book of Secrets By M.G. Vassanji ✹ – Ruseeds.co In 1988 a retired schoolteacher named Pius Fernandes receives an old diary found in the back room of an East African shop Written in 1913 by a British colonial administrator the diary captivates Ferna✬ [PDF] ✓ The Book of Secrets By M.G. Vassanji ✹ – Ruseeds.co In 1988 a retired schoolteacher named Pius Fernandes receives an old diary found in the back room of an East African shop Written in 1913 by a British colonial administrator the diar.

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eBook M.G. Vassanji À The Book of Secrets ePUB Ø The Book Kindle - À Moyez G Vassanji was born in Kenya and raised in Tanzania Before coming to Canada in he attended MIT and the University of Pennsylvania where he specialized in theoretical nuclear physics From he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Atomic Energy of Canada and from to he was a research associate at the University of Toronto The Book Kindle - During this period he developed a keen interes.

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  1. Alex Alex says:

    eBook M.G. Vassanji À The Book of Secrets ePUB Ø The Book Kindle - À book epub, secrets free, The Book epub, The Book of Secrets MOBIDNFLife is too short to force oneself through a slog of a book The first winner of the Giller Prize and the first of my challenge to read every winner over the next few years this story of Kenya under British rule during and after the first world war I found the writing incredibly dull and the plot which should be filled with intrigue was mis


  2. Elizabeth (Alaska) Elizabeth (Alaska) says:

    eBook M.G. Vassanji À The Book of Secrets ePUB Ø The Book Kindle - À book epub, secrets free, The Book epub, The Book of Secrets MOBIThis was completely unfamiliar territory for me Set in what was then called British East Africa now Kenya the community is one of Indian immigrants The premise of the novel is interesting A retired schoolteacher whose major was history is presented with a partial diary written just before the outbreak of WWI It was k


  3. Carolien Carolien says:

    eBook M.G. Vassanji À The Book of Secrets ePUB Ø The Book Kindle - À book epub, secrets free, The Book epub, The Book of Secrets MOBIThe book focuses on a part of history that doesn't often get attention in fiction the First World War in East Africa and the Gujarati Indian community in Kenya and TanzaniaThe plot is uite intricate and I like the fact that the author still retains some secrets at the end of the book for the reader to ponder


  4. Jenny (Reading Envy) Jenny (Reading Envy) says:

    eBook M.G. Vassanji À The Book of Secrets ePUB Ø The Book Kindle - À book epub, secrets free, The Book epub, The Book of Secrets MOBII read this book along with the Great African Reads group as they focus on a different Kenyan author every month in 2016 I appreciated getting to read this book for several reasons It won the Giller Prize in 1994 and I always want to expand my reading of Canadian authors I had not yet read or learned of how the European conflicts in World War I effected their African colonies This takes place in the Indian and British settlements in East Africa as well as the German East Africa connected by railA few things made the book not as enjoyable of a read The ongoing battle of the desire to read native authors This is a strange instance because Vassanji grew up in Africa although now resides in Canada But still the primary voice in the novel is the colonialist Corbin and the actual Africans are spokes of his wheel The storytelling pacing is sporadic and new characters were being introduced up until the end The narrator once Corbin isn't as central Fernandes


  5. Kiera Healy Kiera Healy says:

    eBook M.G. Vassanji À The Book of Secrets ePUB Ø The Book Kindle - À book epub, secrets free, The Book epub, The Book of Secrets MOBII read and loved The In Between World of Vikram Lall a few years ago so I tried out this earlier work by Vassanji It was a big let down I stopped and started it a couple of times because the opening section a POV shifting look at a colonial official's diary circa 1913 was so tedious Even when my Kindle was telling me I only had 15% of the novel left it was a chore to pick it upSome elements here are nice Vassanji's descriptive writing is freuently beautiful and his attention to detail in terms of local colour is superb But the plot is terrible It's several stories within a story following a retired teacher an Indian expatriate living in Tanzania who comes to own this diary and starts obsessing over it despite the fact that it is bor


  6. Angela Angela says:

    eBook M.G. Vassanji À The Book of Secrets ePUB Ø The Book Kindle - À book epub, secrets free, The Book epub, The Book of Secrets MOBIFirst what I liked about the Book of Secrets I've never read a book set in this part of the world and so that was new to me I know very little of the colonial history of Kenya and East Africa Also the women in the story particularly Mariamu were vivid compared to the male charactersSadly I did not enjoy this book as much as I had hoped I would I found the cast of characters somewhat confusing because of the pastpresent timelines Perhaps my attention span is suffering so I won't blame the author the writing was good but I had a hard time getting through the novel at all Mariamu was the most interesting character to me and I was able to pay attention when the author described her and her relationships to her husband and to her son When she died I almost didn't want to finish the book Her presence remains strong throughout the remaining pages and that was well done But there wer


  7. Karen Karen says:

    eBook M.G. Vassanji À The Book of Secrets ePUB Ø The Book Kindle - À book epub, secrets free, The Book epub, The Book of Secrets MOBII had such high expectations of this book I wanted to love it but found it to be “lazily written” Let me explain I loved the prose he spins a pretty sentence but as the story progressed I couldn’t suspend judgment about the coincidences that occurred and pushed the story forward I mean really what are the odds of the guy investigating the big mystery having been infatuated the girl at the centre of it all? The diary w


  8. Shirley Schwartz Shirley Schwartz says:

    eBook M.G. Vassanji À The Book of Secrets ePUB Ø The Book Kindle - À book epub, secrets free, The Book epub, The Book of Secrets MOBIThis is a book that will stick with me Mr Vassanji is one of my favourite authors This book was the first to win the prestigious Giller Prize and it is the last one in my uest to read all the Giller Prize winners which I undertook about a year ago I really enjoyed this book both for the history and for the people that Mr Vassanji has created The book is about the changes experienced in an East African nation from a Commonwealth Country through a war and onto independence Of course there are growing pains both for the nation and for the people but this nation does manage to come through all of that This book is a book of generations that lived through all these tumultuous times The story stretches from 1918 to 1988 and is connected by a diary left by a young British Commissioner from the time that he served in a small town cal


  9. Kris - My Novelesque Life Kris - My Novelesque Life says:

    eBook M.G. Vassanji À The Book of Secrets ePUB Ø The Book Kindle - À book epub, secrets free, The Book epub, The Book of Secrets MOBI1 STARSThe Book of Secrets is a spellbinding novel of generations and the sweep of history that begins in 1988 in Dar es Salaam when the 1913 diary of a British colonial officer is found in a shopkeeper's back room The diary enflames the curiosity of a retired schoolteacher Pius Fernandes whose obsession with the stories it contains gradually connects the past with the present Inhabiting the story is a memorable cast of characters part of an Asian community in East Africa whose lives and fates we follow over the course of seven decades Rich in detail and description M G Vassanji's award winning novel magnificently conjures setting and the realm of eras past as it explores the state of living in exile from one's home and from oneself From I could not get into the story and found myself just flipping thru the pages


  10. Sandeep Sandeep says:

    eBook M.G. Vassanji À The Book of Secrets ePUB Ø The Book Kindle - À book epub, secrets free, The Book epub, The Book of Secrets MOBIAmazing multi generation fictional story about Ismailis in East Africa starting from the period before WWI when they had just converted to Islam and therefore preserved Hindu customs something which would conflict with successively Arabised future generations


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