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Oyster Bay and Other Short Stories
In his stunning debut of stories, Jules S. Damji explores the social ethos of an immigrant Asian community set in the early 1960s through to the 1970s, a decade of immense political changes that marked many people's lives in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Starting with Mango Tree, a metaphor of stability which embodies a center around which a community revolves, only to be seen ...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published November 15th 2006 by Authorhouse
(first published 2006)
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I met the author of this Book in Fremont and it was good to hear from him first hand the interpretation of the metaphor of the tree around which several gatherings were held. The breaking away from this tradition as new ways move in and the breaking from unity is a sad part of the history in this nation's history. Exploitation and humour are an ideal match for Damji's break up novel!