The in-Between World of Vikram Lall

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The in-Between World of Vikram Lall

by M. G. Vassanji

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M. G. Vassanji, author of The Book of Secrets, winner of the first Giller prize, brings us a novel that is rich in sensuous detail and political insight, and brilliantly captures the tyranny of history and memory, and questions one's role and responsibility in lawless times.

Born in colonial Kenya, Vikram Lall comes of age at the same moment as the colony, which in 1953 is celebrating the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II even as the Mau Mau independence movement is challenging British rule. But while Kenya is being torn apart by idealism, doubt and violent political upheaval, Vic and his sister Deepa begin to search for their place in the world. Neither colonists nor African, neither white nor black, the Indian brother and sister find themselves somewhere in between in their band of playmates: Bill and Annie, British children, and Njoroge, an African boy. These are the friendships that will haunt the rest of their lives.

We follow Vic from a changing Africa in the fifties, to the sixties -- a time of immense promise. But when that hope is betrayed by the corruption and fear of the seventies and eighties, Vic finds himself drawn into the Kenyatta government's orbit of graft and power-brokering. Njoroge, on the other hand, can abandon neither the idealism of his youth nor his love for Deepa, coerced into marrying within her Indian community. But neither the cynicism of the one nor the idealism of the other can avert the tragedies that await.

Acute and bittersweet, The In-between World of Vikram Lall is told in the voice of the exiled Vic as he contemplates from the shores of Lake Ontario the tides that have brought him so far from home and the possibility that even as history was shaping him, he has had a hand in altering its course.

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New York. 2004. Knopf. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 373 pages. September 2004. hardcover. 140004216x. Jacket photographs: (top) Untitled, 1962, by Malick Sidibe (detail), (middle) Borje Tobiasson (detail)/Panos Pictures. Jacket design by Peter Mendelsund. keywords: Literature India Africa Kenya. inventory # 34858. FROM THE PUBLISHER-WINNER OF CANADA'S PRESTIGIOUS 2003 GILLER PRIZE. Kenya, 1953: The British colony celebrates Queen Elizabeth's coronation, just as the Mau Mau guerrilla war begins to gain strength. In the midst of a violent and fearful climate of racist attitudes and calls for freedom, a diverse group of children meet and become friends in a small upcountry town. Eight-year-old Vic and his younger sister, Deepa, of Indian descent; Njoroge, an African boy; and British siblings Annie and Bill play all sorts of make-believe games reflecting the surrounding reality. When one day their innocent games are brought to a brutal conclusion, their world tumbles around them. Against the backdrop of a chaotic and changing Kenya, we follow Vic into an adulthood still shrouded by the fear in which his childhood ended. He is an ¿inbetween man. ' An Asian, he stands between the white colonials and the black Africans; his homeland is Kenya, but in the 1960s-in the early, heady years of independence and of Jomo Kenyatta's presidency-he feels unimportant and irrelevant to the new nation. He is a man who learns early not to take too strong a stand but to simply remain in-between and go along. When Vic takes a job in civil service, he becomes an in-between man of another sort: a conduit for influence brokers. And as the hopefulness of the 1960s gives way to the pervasive corruption and repression of the 1970S and 1980s, Vic is drawn deeper and deeper into the official orbit of graft and power-brokering, pocketing ever-larger bribes, buying protection from Kenyatta himself-finally earning ¿the distinction of having been numbered one of Africa's most corrupt men, a cheat of monstrous and reptilian cunning. ' At the same time, we see how Njoroge lives through the remnants of his youthful idealism, taking hold of unexpected opportunities-as a Kikuyu, he is a member of Kenyatta's ruling class and reigniting in adulthood the abiding love for Deepa that began when they were children. But neither Njoroge's idealism nor Vic's cynicism will be powerful enough to stave off the tragedies that await them. Narrated by Vic-now living in temporary hiding and seclusion on the Canadian shores of Lake Ontario, captive to ¿the mind's demonic theatre'-THE IN-BETWEEN WORLD OF VIKRAM LALL is stark and moving, a haunting story of great depth and breadth about the betrayal of the innocence and hope of youth. M. G. Vassanji was born in Kenya and raised in Tanzania. Before moving to Canada in 1978, he attended M.I.T. and the University of Pennsylvania, and later was writer in residence at the International Writing Program of the University of Iowa. Vassanji is the author of four acclaimed novels: The Gunny Sack, which won a regional Commonwealth Prize; No New Land; The Book of Secrets, which won the very first Giller Prize; and Amnriika. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two sons.

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