FORMAT: Paperback
ISBN: 9781841956862
RRP: £10.99
PAGES: 384
PUBLICATION DATE: February 23, 2006


The Book of Secrets

By (author) M.G. Vassanji

When Pius Fernandes, a retired schoolteacher living in modern day Dar es Salaam, discovers a diary of a British colonial administrator from 1913, he is drawn into a provocative account of the Asian community of East Africa, and the liaisons, feelings and secrets of its people, over the course of a century. Part generational history, part detective story, part social chronicle, M.G. Vassanji’s award-winning novel magnificently conjures setting and period as it explores notions of identity and exile.

Reviews of The Book of Secrets

"A wonderfully ambitious and absorbing novel… by turns detective story, family saga, history… a rich evocative meditation on how and why stories are written." Sunday Times "Vassanji captures a wide and authentic perspective that ranks with VS Naipaul and Graham Greene." THE TIMES "Written with a subtle pen and a compassionate eye… an unusual and satisfying read." Sunday Telegraph"

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