Almost Home: Finding a Place in the World from Kashmir to New York

Almost Home: Finding a Place in the World from Kashmir to New York

by Githa Hariharan


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ISBN-13: 9781632060617
Publisher: Restless Books
Publication date: 03/22/2016
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Born in Coimbatore, India, Githa Hariharan grew up in Bombay and Manila. She was educated in those two cities and later in the United States. She has worked as a staff writer for WNET-Channel 13 in New York, an editor for Orient Longman, a freelance professional editor for a range of academic institutions and foundations, and visiting professor at a number of international universities. Her first novel, The Thousand Faces of Night (1992) won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for best first book in 1993. Her other novels include The Ghosts of Vasu Master (1994), When Dreams Travel (1999), In Times of Siege (2003), and Fugitive Histories (2009). She has also published a highly acclaimed short story collection, The Art of Dying, and a book of stories for children, The Winning Team. Her essays and fiction have also been included in anthologies such as Salman Rushdie's Mirrorwork: 50 Years of Indian Writing 1947-1997. She lives in New Delhi.

Table of Contents

1 Seven cities and anycity 11

2 Two cities of victory 45

3 Toda cafe blues 77

4 Mapping freedom 97

5 Speaking in haiku 127

6 Trailblazing in Andalusia 145

7 Looking for a nation, looking at the nation 175

8 Bittersweet Danish 207

9 Seeing Palestine 229

10 Almost home 265

Notes 293

Acknowledgments 301

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