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By M. G. Vassanji

Amriika is a unique of betrayal, disillusionment, and discovery set in the United States in the course of 3 hugely charged a long time within the nation’s historical past. within the past due sixties, Ramji, a scholar from Dar es Salaam, East Africa, arrives in an the United States a ways various from the single he dreamed approximately, one stuck up in anti-war demonstrations, innovative existence, and non secular quests. As Ramji reveals himself pulled by means of the tumultuous currents of these instances, he's swept up in occasions whose results will hang-out him for years yet to come. a long time later in a replaced the USA, having lately left a wedding and a suburban life, an older Ramji, passionately in love, unearths himself drawn right into a set of conditions which carry terrifying reminders of the prior and its unanswered questions.

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Icebones felt her stomach turn as cold as a lump of ice. " Spiral fell back, growling dismally, and Icebones felt a stab of shame. Autumn said, "The Lost were with us always... " Icebones gathered her courage and stepped forward. Breeze, still slumped to her knees, was straining, her belly distended. "You must stand," Icebones said. " "Help her," Icebones ordered. Briskly Spiral and Shoot stepped forward. They dug their trunks and foreheads under their sister's belly, while Icebones pushed at her rump.

The only water was to be found in hollows where rain or snow had gathered. Most of these puddles were frozen to their bases, but as they descended they found a few larger ponds where some liquid water persisted beneath a thick shell of ice. Gratefully the mammoths cracked the ice lids with their tusks or feet and sucked up the dirty, brackish water. But the taller, spiral-tusked sister complained about the foul stink of the pond water compared to the cool, clean stuff the Lost used to provide for them.

She could see the bird's eggs, which glowed with a smooth pink light. Away from the river small lakes stood out, purple-black. In the larger ponds Icebones could see a gleam of green: cores of ice that survived from the last winter, and would probably persist to the next. In the shimmering, complex light, this land at the foot of the cliff was a bowl of life. She saw more willows and sedges, their green vivid against the underlying crimson of the rock. And even the bare outcropping rock was stained yellow or orange by lichen.

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