Vassanji, M. G. (Moyez)

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Foden, Giles. "Keeper of the Shrine." The Guardian, 6 Sep. 2008

Banerjea, Sravan. "American Graffiti." Outlook India, 10 Jul. 2000



Bower, Rachel et al. "An Interview with M. G. Vassanji." Wasafiri, vol. 26, no. 2, 2011

Desai, Gaurav. "An E-Conversation with M. G. Vassanji." Research in African Literatures, vol. 42, no. 3, 2011

Fischer, Susan. "History, Memory, Home: An Exchange with M. G. Vassanji." Canadian Literature, no. 190, 2006

Vivan, Itala. "A Writer In-between Worlds: An Interview with M. G. Vassanji." Anglistica, vol. 9, no. 2, 2005



Iyer, Nalini. "Multiple Migrations: Partition and South Asian Canadian Writing." South Asian Review, vol. 37, no. 1, 2016

Sen, Krishna. "Nation, 'No-Nation' and 'Desh': Post-Orientalism and the National Allegory in Rushdie's Shalimar the Clown and Vassanji's The Assassin's Song." Writing India Anew: Indian English Fiction 2000-2010, 2013

Rosenberg, Aaron. "Traditions, Trajectories and Transformative Migrations: The Multifarious Diasporic Contextualities of Nair, Nazareth and Vassanji's Fictions." JALA, vol. 6, no. 2, 2012

Hand, Felicity. "From Inscrutable Indians to Asian Africans." India in the World, 2011

Jones, Stephanie. "The Politics of Love and History: Asian Women and African Men in East African Literature." Research in African Literatures, vol. 42, no. 3, 2011

Ojwang, Dan. "'Eat Pig and become a Beast': Food, Drink, and Diaspora in East African Indian Writing." Research in African Literatures, vol. 42, no. 3, 2011

Simatei, Peter. "Diasporic Memories and National Histories in East African Asian Writing." Research in African Literatures, vol. 42, no. 3, 2011

Göbel, Walter. "Homes Lost and Found: Three Expatriate Indian Novelists." Constructions of Home, 2010

Nesbitt, L. "Postcolonial Void: Achebe, Vassanji, Wa Thiongó." New Black & African Writing: A Critical Anthology, vol. 1, 2009

Kalliney, Peter. "East African Literature and the Politics of Global Reading." Research in African Literatures, vol. 39, no. 1, 2008

Cooper, Brenda. "A Gunny Sack, Chants and Jingles, a Fan and a Black Trunk: The Coded Language of the Everyday in a Post-Colonial African Novel: M. G. Vassanji's The Gunny Sack." Africa Quaterly, vol. 44, no. 3, 2004

Davis, Rocio G. "Negotiating Place/Re-Creating Home: Short-Story Cycles by NaipaulMistry, and Vassanji." Telling Stories: Postcolonial Short Fiction in English, 2001

Ojwang, Dan Odhiambo. "Between Ancestries and Amarapurs: Immigrant Asianness in M. G. Vassanji's Fiction." Re-Imagining Africa: New Critical Perspectives, 2001

De Mel, Neloufer. "Mediating Origins: Moyez Vassanji and the Discursivities of Migrant Identity." Essays on African Writing 2, 1995




Nostalgia (2016)

The Magic of Saida (2012)

The Assassin's Song (2007)

The In-between World of Vikram Lall (2003)

Amriika (1999)

The Book of Secrets (1994)

No New Land (1991)

The Gunny Sack (1989)


Short Story Collections

When She Was Queen (2005)

Uhuru Street (1992)


Essays/Articles/Non-Ficton/Short Stories

And Home Was Kariakoo (2014)

A Place Within (2008)

"An Expat in London." Macleans, 16 Mar. 2009

"Am I a Canadian Writer?" Canadian Literature, no. 190, 2006

"Life at the Margins: In the Thick of Multiplicity." In Between the Lines, 1996


Audio and Audiovisual Material

M. G. Vassanji on His Novel And Home Was Kariakoo: A Memoir of East Africa. The Agenda with Steve Paikin. YouTube, 6 Jan. 2015

M. G. Vassanji on His Novel The Assassin's SongYouTube, 5 Oct. 2007