Kiran Desai - The Inheritance of Loss

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Kiran Desai - The Inheritance of Loss

Post  Fran on Fri May 16, 2008 3:12 pm

Just finished 'The Inheritance of Loss' - Kiran Desai. Put it off - thought it would be sad for one thing and for another I have never been particularly drawn to India. But Desai was eloquent - gave me a much greater understanding of the migrant experience and even more interesting to me - how the colonial experience leaves lasting impressions of privilege and deference. Revelant to Australians I thought considering we still defer to a foreign head of state and are denied our own identity.

I will look forward to her next book - she understands the human condition and lays it bare but her prose is joyous you are left with the feeling that life is worth living despite.
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