By M. G. Vassanji

The e-book of secrets and techniques is a spellbinding novel of generations and the sweep of heritage which starts in 1988 in Dar es Salaam while the 1913 diary of a British colonial officer is located in a shopkeeper's again room. The diary enflames the interest of a retired schoolteacher, Pius Fernandes, whose obsession with the tales it comprises progressively connects the previous with the current. Inhabiting the tale is a memorable forged of characters, a part of an Asian group in East Africa, whose lives and fates we persist with over the process seven a long time. wealthy intimately and outline, M. G. Vassanji's award-winning novel magnificently conjures surroundings and the area of eras previous because it explores the nation of dwelling in exile from one's domestic and from oneself.

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