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Vassanji's story has brilliant characterization, a fascinating plot and great narrative and dialogue.
It centers on an enduring friendship between Vic and Njoroge, and the innocent love between Deepa and Njoroge in the face of a disapproving family and society.
In this story Vassanji does an amazing job at creating a dynamic character who is both flawed and heroic, hence the well-suited name.
An important read for Ngugi fans (I count myself among them), as it offers an alternative vision of Kenya's rise as a nation. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Ana Kothe
Im definitely enjoying it so far, Ive been living in Kenya for 16 years. I am begining to wonder if it is ever going to get to the point but so far so good....Published 16 months ago by D. R. Percival
The In-Between World of Vikram Lall is fascinating story about Vikram, an ethnic Indian, as he grapples with the history and cultures in Kenya . Read morePublished on January 26, 2012 by Siti Jevens
I definitely enjoyed The In-Between World of Vikram Lall which won Canada's most prestigious book award, The Giller Prize, in 2003. Read morePublished on January 23, 2011 by Richard Pittman
This book is another worthy winner of the prestigious Giller Prize. It won the award in 2003. It is written by an author that really knows how to tell a story. Read morePublished on January 17, 2011 by S. Schwartz
Without creating a spoiler it needs to be said that the ending of this complex, in many ways brilliant, novel is a disservice to its story and to its readers. Read morePublished on October 2, 2009 by David Cherniack
Colored in a collage of cultural paints, M.G. Vassanji's writing style is so breathtaking that I sometimes found myself pausing with the book in hand to allow certain moments to... Read morePublished on April 8, 2009 by Zihan Kassam
An excellent book.
Having lived in Kenya during the times described, this books brings back details in a vivid manner. Read more