Love Unspoken Scorn Bespoken - True Stories from a Dysfunctional Diasporic Family

Author: M.S. Basmeer


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A searing lens of a family as it attempts to cope with domestic life in the diaspora. From the backwater of Basmeer’s birth town as he copes with his adolescent inhibitions and through to his incompatible marriage, then to his eleven-year estrangement after he sires and rears five children who move to the diaspora with their mother, and with his blessings. In richly textured prose, Basmeer’s private moments are palpable as he reunites with his family only to find himself struggling to understand the shift in their personalities. His struggles are unending even in his 73rd year as he walks out of his home for the sixth time after years of miscommunication and abuse.

M. S. Basmeer is of African and Arab descent. He finally settled in Canada having lived and worked in the diaspora of three countries with his wife and five children. He holds three degrees in English studies and Education and continues to teach English studies part time.

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A Tragic Story of an Immigrant Family

An unusual series of in-depth stories that could happen to any family that fails to sort out simple though fundamental family problems. Tragic that this is a diasporic family who dreamt of a better life; perhaps they did find a better life by conning Basmeer out of his retirement home!

by Amaka

A Powerful and Engaging Book

Kudos to M.S.Basmeer for sharing his personal and painful stories. Makes one wish there were more writers willing to reveal family problems in order to exemplify how important it is that the parents in the family remain in sync before their children.

by Somadina

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Pages: 250 | Trim Size: 5.5x8.5

Genre: Autobiography

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