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. Published by doubleday the in between world of vikram lall won the 2003 scotiabank giller prize with this novel vassanji earned the distinction of becoming the first canadian to win the prize more than once having previously won for the book of secrets in 1994. The in between world of vikram lall by mg vassanji is set in kenya before independence the country is fighting for its independence resulting in widespread violence the main character in the
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