Uhuru Street: Short Stories
A collection of stories set in the Asian community of Dar es Salaam, depicting the changes in Uhuru Street from the sheltered innocence of colonial rule in the 1950s to the shattered world of the 1980s. The author received the 1990 Commonwealth Writers Prize for his novel The Gunny Sack.
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