Uhuru Street

Uhuru Street

Short Stories

Book - 1992
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By the two-time winner of the Giller Prize for his novelsThe Book of SecretsandThe In-Between World of Vikram Lall Uhuru Streetis M.G. Vassanji's stunning book of linked stories, set within the Asian community of Dar es Salaam. With delicate strokes, and with irony and humour, Vassanji brings alive the characters who live and work in the shops and tenements of Uhuru Street; among them: Roshan Mattress, so called because of her free and easy ways; a street-wise orphan fighting for survival; a Goan dressmaker who entertains her employers with local gossip; and a servant who opens up the world for the children in his charge, until he oversteps his bounds and has to leave. As the younger generation searches for a new destiny, and the older fiercely holds on to the past, Uhuru Streetresonates with the moment of moving on, of leaving the place where we have roots, knowing that things will never be the same.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c1992
ISBN: 9780771087172
Branch Call Number: FIC Vassa 05ad 01
Characteristics: xii, 144 p


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