The College Arts & Humanities Institute and
The Center for the Study of History and Memory
“Not Just Right? Being African Indian”
Friday, September 27, 2013
Dogwood Room, IMU
Self-described “African Asian Canadian” prize-winning writer M.G. Vassanji grew up in Kenya and Tanzania and now lives in Canada. In his seven novels, two collections of short stories, and travel memoir he explores the nature of overlapping and hybrid identities in East Africa, India, and contemporary Canada. His best known works include The Book of Secrets (1994), The In-Between World of Vikram Lall (2004). and The Assassin’s Song (2007). His most recent novel, just released in the US, is The Magic of Saida.
Vassanji will be at IU to participate in the CSHM-sponsored workshop “The Indian Diaspora in Africa: New Questions, New Directions”