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v The author of the book: M.G. Vassanji
Date of issue: 2012
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Read full description of the books A Canção do Assassino:Karsan Dargawalla, herdeiro de um misterioso templo medieval sufi, foi preparado desde a infância para suceder ao pai, guardião do Templo do Viajante. Como a maior autoridade religiosa local, ele seria o representante de Deus para aqueles que o visitam em busca de conforto. Os desejos de Karsan, porém, são mais mundanos, e ele emigra para estudar em Harvard, mas acaba atraído para suas origens depois que uma tragédia se abate sobre sua vida. Ao construir um personagem indeciso entre modernidade e tradição, M.G. Vassanji revela as delicadas relações entre passado e presente.
Read information about the authorMoyez G. Vassanji was born in Kenya and raised in Tanzania. Before coming to Canada in 1978, he attended MIT and the University of Pennsylvania, where he specialized in theoretical nuclear physics. From 1978-1980 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Atomic Energy of Canada, and from 1980 to 1989 he was a research associate at the University of Toronto. During this period he developed a keen interest in medieval Indian literature and history, co-founded and edited a literary magazine (The Toronto South Asian Review, later renamed The Toronto Review of Contemporary Writing Abroad), and began writing stories and a novel. In 1989, with the publication of his first novel, The Gunny Sack, he was invited to spend a season at the International Writing Program of the University of Iowa. That year ended his active career in nuclear physics. His contributions there he considers modest, in algebraic models and high spin states. The fact that he was never tenured he considers a blessing for it freed him to pursue his literary career.
Vassanji is the author of six novels and two collections of short stories. His work has appeared in various countries and several languages. His most recent novel, The Assassin's Song, was short-listed for both the Giller Prize and the Governor-General's Prize for best novel in Canada. It has appeared in the US (Knopf) and India (Penguin) and is scheduled to appear in the UK (Canongate).
His wife, Nurjehan, was born in Tanzania. They have two sons, Anil, and Kabir. He lives in Toronto, and visits Africa and India often.
Awards: Giller Prize, twice; Harbourfront Festival Prize; Commonwealth First Book Prize (Africa); Bressani Prize. Order of Canada.
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