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The magic of Saida

by M. G. Vassanji

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  • 28 Currently reading

Published by Doubleday Canada in [Toronto] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Promises,
  • Man-woman relationships,
  • Fiction

  • About the Edition

    Two-time Giller Prize winner Vassanji returns to the rich and haunting world of his most acclaimed, prize-winning novels, the East African coast. 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.

    Edition Notes

    Issued also in electronic format.

    StatementM.G. Vassanji
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR9199.3.V388 M33 2012
    The Physical Object
    Pagination305 p. ;
    Number of Pages305
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26613523M
    ISBN 100385667140
    ISBN 109780385667142
    LC Control Number2012493398
    OCLC/WorldCa793158393

      The story of one of those Africans of Indian descent forms the basis for M.G. Vassanji’s latest novel, The Magic of Saida. This book is not a fast-paced page turner or even an exhaustive epic/5.   - Buy The Magic of Saida (Vintage Contemporaries) book online at best prices in India on Read The Magic of Saida (Vintage Contemporaries) book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified s:

    Get this from a library! The Magic of Saida. [M G Vassanji] -- Driven by an old regret from his life as a successful doctor and family man, Kamal Punja journeys to his mother's native Africa to keep a childhood promise and confronts his unresolved mixed racial. Get this from a library! The Magic of Saida. [M G Vassanji] -- 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.

    “A magical, heart-breaking story.” —Emily Taylor, Charleston City Paper “Sophisticated The Magic of Saida is as ambitious and sprawling as it is compelling.” —Susi Wyss, Washington Independent Review of Books is as ambitious and sprawling as it is compelling.” —Susi Wyss, Washington Independent Review of Books.   At first blush that seems a stretch, but as one reads Vassanji’s new book, The Magic of Saida, there are glimmers of how these 19th century writers, .


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About The Magic of Saida. Giller Prize–winner M. 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.

The Magic of Saida, set in India, East Africa, and Canada, is the latest novel by the prolific African Asian Canadian author M.

Vassanji. Readers familiar with his six novels, two collections of short stories, and two books of nonfiction will recognize the contours of his tale of colonial history, racial hybridity, migration, love, longing.

M.G. Vassanji’s new novel offers an experience as mysterious and haunting as hearing the sudden beat of drums in the middle of the night. In The Magic of Saida, the drumbeats are first heard in a Tanzanian hospital where Kamal Punja, a Canadian doctor of mixed African-Indian ancestry raves like a lunatic.A book publisher visits him, anticipating a great story.

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Kamal Punja is a physician who has lived in Canada for the past forty years, but whom we first meet in a. The Magic of Saida by M.G. Vassanji Poisoned and hallucinating, a Canadian doctor lies in a hospital in the remote town of Kilwa in Tanzania.

A stranger happens to hear a few brief details of the man’s outrageous story, and decides to introduce himself to this doctor with an Indian name – Kamal Punja – but an African appearance. - Best Books of “The Magic of Saida is the sort of novel that, upon finishing, one wants to immediately read again, to examine, to study just how Vassanji works his narrative magic, and to allow oneself to savour it just that little bit longer.

It’s simply baffling to me that such a book – that this book – appears on none of the major short lists this fall.4/5(22)."The Magic of Saida is the sort of novel that, upon finishing, one wants to immediately read again, to examine, to study just how Vasssanji works his narrative magic, and to allow oneself to savour it just that little bit longer." —The Globe and Mail 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 4/5(22).The Magic of Saida is as ambitious and sprawling as it is compelling, opening with a Tanzanian publisher, Martin Kigoma, who meets Kamal as he lies in a hospital in Dar es Salaam recovering from a mysterious case of poisoning and hallucinations.

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