By M. G. Vassanji
Amriika is a unique of betrayal, disillusionment, and discovery set in the United States in the course of 3 hugely charged many years within the nation’s historical past. within the overdue sixties, Ramji, a pupil from Dar es Salaam, East Africa, arrives in an the United States some distance diversified from the single he dreamed approximately, one stuck up in anti-war demonstrations, progressive existence, and non secular quests. As Ramji unearths himself pulled by way of the tumultuous currents of these instances, he's swept up in occasions whose effects will hang-out him for years yet to come. many years later in a replaced the USA, having lately left a wedding and a suburban lifestyles, an older Ramji, passionately in love, unearths himself drawn right into a set of situations which carry terrifying reminders of the earlier and its unanswered questions.
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No loss of investment. None. Ever. No crop failure. No wiped-out beaver or fox. No war to interfere. Crop plentiful, eternal. Slave workers, same. Buyers, eager. Product, heavenly. In a month, the time of the journey from mill to Boston, a man can turn fifty pounds into five times as much. Think of it. Each and every month five times the investment. ” Jacob had to laugh. He recognized the manner: hawker turned middle man eliminating all hesitations and closing all arguments with promises of profit quickly.
Amriika by M. G. Vassanji