Home Between Crossings, touches on real life stories of many Asian families during the rise of African nationalism that suddenly shifted from anti-white to anti-Asian. Heart wrenching decisions led to emigration of the ‘Paper Citizens’, and virtual expulsion from their birthland.
Next year will mark 50 years since the Great Asian Exodus from Kenya to the United Kingdom. A new book chronicles one family’s painful journey.
This subtle art writing offers, how in parts, the Khojas and Swahilis interacted at the coast. Somjee’s own family is half Swahili. Here, Somjee journals with sensitive finesse such that an absolute delight awaits the reader’s artistic eye and poetic ear.
Title:Home Between Crossings
Author: Sultan Somjee (Author of Bead Bai 2012)
Publisher: CreateSpace (December, 2016)
Reviewer: Cyprian Fernandes
Though Asians had started leaving Kenya in small numbers since 1960, the floodgates opened in 1968 to beat the immigration deadline to enter the United Kingdom.Now a new book that chronicles in the minutest of details one family’s painful journey out of its homeland, Kenya.
Read at the source: http://www.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/weekend/A-kaleidoscope-of-Ismaili-Khojas-of-Kenya-/1220-3791422-fsdyghz/
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A wonderful book as good as Somjee’s Bead Bai. I’m looking forward to the final in the trilogy.