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The Magic of Saida free pdf "The Magic of Saida "tells the haunting story of Kamal, a successful Canadian doctor who, in middle age and after decades in North America, decides to return to his homeland of East Africa to find his childhood sweetheart, Saida. Kamal's journey is motivated by a combination of guilt, hope, and the desire to unravel the mysteries of his childhood--mysteries compounded by the fact that Kamal is the son of an absent Indian father from a well-to-do family and a Swahili African mother of slave ancestry. Through a series of flashbacks, we watch Kamal's early years in the ancient coastal town of Kilwa, where he grows up in a world of poverty but also of poetry, sustained by his friendship with the magical Saida. This world abruptly ends when Kamal is sent away by his mother to live with his father's family in the city. There, the academically gifted boy grows up as a "dark Indian," eventually going to university and departing for Canada. Left behind to her traditional fate is Saida, now a beautiful young woman. Decades later, Kamal's guilt pulls him back to Kilwa . . . where we discovers what happened to Saida during a harrowing night of sinister rites. This complex, revelatory, sweeping and shocking book, is a towering testament to the magical literary powers of M.G. Vassanji."

About M G Vassanji

M.G. VASSANJI is the author of six novels, two collections of short stories, and two works of nonfiction. His first novel, "The Gunny Sack," was winner of the Commonwealth Prize for Canada and the Caribbean. He has won the Giller Prize for both "The Book of Secrets" and "The In-Between World of Vikram Lall," and the Governor General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction for "A Place Within: Rediscovering India." His novel "The Assassin's Song" was shortlisted for both the Giller Prize and the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction. He was born in Kenya and raised in Tanzania, and attended university in the United States. He lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife and two sons.

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Author : M G Vassanji
Publisher : Doubleday Canada
Data Published : 25 September 2012
ISBN : 0385667140
EAN : 9780385667142
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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