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3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  30 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
An engrossing tapestry of diasporic tales by women, spanning three continents and several generations.
Unknown Binding, 257 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by Penguin Books
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Hezekiah James
Mar 01, 2008 Hezekiah James rated it liked it
Recommends it for: any one who is or has friends with cross-cultural back grounds.
I read this book for a friend who is wanting to make a movie out of it. I had forgotten that I had read it before when we were dating.

I think it has a good story to tell about a sector of the world that I have no insight into; the diaspora of Africa and India. It is a great insight into the rest of the worlds history of slavery. As Americans we tend to forget that we are not the only place in the world that has a past deeply tied to the trade of humans. We also forget that we are by no means th
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Jessica
Feb 25, 2015 Jessica rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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This is a multi-generational saga spanning about four centuries and set mainly in San Francisco, Goa and Paris. The protagonist, Pagan, has a Goan father and an American mother. The first third of the novel focuses on her relationship with them and her life growing up in America. The narrative then moves to India and Goa in particular, when Pagan loses her parents in a plane crash and she is raised by her father’s family initially, then moves back to the US as her maternal grandmother fights for ...more
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MARGARET MASCARENHAS is a consulting editor, columnist and novelist, the author of the diasporic novel, Skin (Penguin India) and The Disappearance of Irene dos Santos (Grand Central USA) set in modern Venezuela.

An American citizen of Goan origin who grew up in Venezuela, she currently lives in Goa and is the Director of the Goa Centre for the Arts. She is working on her third novel, Just Another C
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