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You Have Given Me a Country: A Memoir

About the Book

You Have Given Me a Country: A Memoir

You Have Given Me a Country is an emotionally powerful exploration of blurred borders, identity, and what it means to be multicultural. Combining memoir, history, and fiction, the book follows the paths of the author's Irish-Catholic mother and Sindhi-Indian father on their journey toward each other and the biracial child they create. Neela Vaswani's second full-length work thematically echoes such books as The Color of Water, Running in the Family and Motiba's Tatoos, but it is entirely unique in approach, voice, and story. The book reveals the self as a culmination of all that went before it, a brilliant new weave of two varied, yet ultimately universal backgrounds that spans continents, generations, languages, wars, and, at the center of it all, family.

You Have Given Me a Country: A Memoir
by Neela Vaswani

  • Publication Date: August 1, 2010
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Sarabande Books
  • ISBN-10: 1932511822
  • ISBN-13: 9781932511826