The in between world of vikram lall is a novel by m g vassanji published in 2003 by doubleday canada the novel won the scotiabank giller prize that year and narrates a story of vikram lall in the colonial and post colonial kenya. The in between world of vikram lall is a profound and careful examination of one mans search for his place in the world it also takes up themes that have run through vassanjis work such as the nature of community in a volatile society the relations between colony and colonizer and the inescapable presence of the past. Vikram lall comes of age in 1950s kenya at the same time that the colony is struggling towards independence against the unsettling backdrop of mau mau violence vic and his sister deepa the grandchildren of an indian railroad worker search for their place in a world sharply divided between kenyans and the british. In an introductory note m g vassanji establishes that the individual named in the title the in between world of vikram lall will serve as the first person narrator lalls disclosures about . The in between world of vikram lall by mg vassanji 436pp canongate 1499 the white settlers saw it as another south africa except this would be better more like devonshire or surrey
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