Thursday, June 26, 2014

Top ten stories about Indian families

Losing Touch, Sandra Hunter's first novel, originated from a short story that won the 2005 Glimmer Train Short Short Fiction Award.

At the Guardian, Hunter tagged a top ten list of stories about Indian families, including:
The In Between World of Vikram Lall by MG Vassanji

This begins with escalating tensions with Lall's family, third-generation Indians living in Kenya. Bad Things Are Going To Happen in this study of what happens when the family is suspended between two mutually suspicious cultures. Vassanji is an expert at capturing the family's confusion and shifting identities during the corruption and power-crazy period of Jomo Kenyatta's post-independence presidency.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue