True Stories of a Global Refugee
Is Home an Illusion - In this entertaining globetrotting memoir, the author travels through five continents in search of a place he can call home. The trials and tribulations of 'identity shopping' in the 'multicultural supermarket' of today almost bring him to the brink of alienation but, as he discovers over the years, there are many along the road who are ready to lend a helping hand. Join him on his journey as he seeks liberation from his cultural chains and the catharsis of realizing his true identity.
"From the peaks of Kilimanjaro and Machu Picchu, and getting high on ganja at a Pink Floyd concert in the 1970s, to the abyss of the Asian tsunami, genocide in Uganda, and working with NGOs in Central America, this is an engrossing and entertaining travelogue."
"Hold tight for a 35-year gonzo ride from Africa to America to Asia, captured by Tejani’s camera-like eye for pivotal events of history."
Joe Cummings, author of Lonely Planet Guides
"Tejani’s writing, at its best, holds the promise of a cross-cultural Kerouac. The intersections of his journey are punctuated not by recoil or lament, but wild Suﬁ-Zorba-like dances of acceptance. No sorry refugee saga this, but a voice celebrating survival in the tumbling surf of religion, beliefs, and boundaries."
Kate Webb, AFP Asia
- Finalist - PEN/Beyond Margins Book Award, 2007