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Discovering a land once unknown

A Place Within
Author: M.G. Vassanji
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Price: $34.95 (Hardcover)

For 43 years, India was a veritable mystery to M.G. Vassanji.

The Giller Prize-winning author was born in Kenya and moved to Canada at 28, but didn’t get a glimpse of his grandparents’ birthplace until he travelled to the country in 1993.

Where Vassanji once only envisioned the locales relayed to him by relatives, he now saw the crowded streets of Indian cities and vast, outstretched landscapes of the Himalayas.

In A Place Within, Vassanji describes his discovery of the place of his heritage and how his connection to India has developed, and sharpens the image of a land once unknown.

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