A history of burning : a novel

Title A history of burning : a novel
Names Oza, Janika.
Book Number DB115329
Title Status Active
Medium Digital Books
Annotation "In 1898, Pirbhai, a teenage boy looking for work, is taken from his village in India to labor for the British on the East African Railway. Far from home, Pirbhai commits a brutal act in the name of survival that will haunt him and his family for years to come. So begins Janika Oza's masterful, richly told epic, where the embers of this desperate act are fanned into flame over four generations, four continents, throughout the twentieth century. Pirbhai's children are born in Uganda during the waning days of British colonial rule, and as the country moves toward independence, his granddaughters, three sisters, come of age in a divided nation. Latika is an aspiring journalist, who will put everything on the line for what she believes in; Mayuri's ambitions will take her farther away from home than she ever imagined; and fearless Kiya will have to carry the weight of her family's silence and secrets. In 1972, the entire family is forced to flee under Idi Amin's military dictatorship. Pirbhai's grandchildren are now scattered across the world, struggling to find their way back to each other. One day a letter arrives with news that makes each generation question how far they are willing to go, and who they are willing to defy, to secure their own place in the world." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
Narrator Shah, Lipica.
Upadhyayula, KP.
Local Subject Historical Fiction - HIF
Historical Fiction - 19th Century - HIN
Historical Fiction - 20th Century - HIT
Historical Fiction - 21st Century - HIW
Family Saga (Multi-Generational) - FSG
Foreign Setting - FS
Female Narrator - FN
Exclusion - Male Narrator - MN
Exclusion - Long Book - LO
LC Subject Canadian fiction - 21st century
Families - India - Fiction
Toronto (Ont.) - Fiction
Uganda - History - Fiction
Historical fiction
Call Number 819.32 O94
Language English
Original Publication Reissue of: 2023 9781668626351 2023
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