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A Place Within by M.G. Vassanji
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A Place Within by M.G. Vassanji
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Sep 15, 2009 | ISBN 9780385661799

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Praise

“Strikingly written …beautifully observed, filled with myths, stories, legends, history, journal entries, and family narratives. It is an expertly stitched collage and, as much as it reveals about India, it is a great portrait of Vassanji himself…. Wonderful.”
The Globe and Mail

“Vassanji brings a gifted storyteller’s eye to A Place Within, drawing entertainingly on extensive journals he kept on his Indian excursions…. He captures both the spiritual and the uglier sides of India, all the raw fundamentals of life there, but he always leads with what he sees as India’s ‘essential quality of tolerance and flexibility,’ and the overwhelming pull of ancestry.”
Vancouver Sun

“A striking and rich melange of impression and experience, of the enchantments and disappointments of such an arduous and long-awaited pilgrimage.”
London Free Press

“A lovely, deeply personal book — one entirely worthy of one of Canada’s top-shelf talents.”
Edmonton Journal

Awards

Governor General’s Literary Award – Nonfiction FINALIST 2009

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