Just Matata: Sin, Saints And Settlers (A Novel Set In Goa And Kenya)

by Braz Menezes

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Matata means "trouble" in Swahiki, as Chico discovers in 1928, after jumping ship on a journey from India to Africa. With some skills and much sweat, he navigates the channels open to him under the segregated colonial structure of Kenya, while doing all to keep his heritage alive, and dreaming only .....more


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Matata means "trouble" in Swahiki, as Chico discovers in 1928, after jumping ship on a journey from India to Africa. With some skills and much sweat, he navigates the channels open to him under the segregated colonial structure of Kenya, while doing all to keep his heritage alive, and dreaming only of retirement to his beloved Goa. Enter son Lando, two decades later, and all plans are on hold. Just Matata, narrated by Lando, brings to life these multi-layered stories that straddle two distinct colonies in mid 20th century: the bucolic and romantic Goa (Portuguese India) and the adventure-filled and yet precarious world of British Kenya. The stories, alternatively funny, sad or evocative, deal with the enduring dichotomy between generation, race, cultures and love, and the transformational impact of destiny-changing events in life's perpetual journey

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ISBN 9789380739366
Category Fiction and Literature
Language English
Edition First
Published in 2012
Publisher Goa 1556
Condition Brand New
Pages 304
Width 5.5 inches
Height 8.4 inches
Tags Bucolic And Romantic Goa , Dichotomy

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