Chronicles of an African Mallu


This entertaining read describes the upbringing of a first generation Indian-African, narrating the experiences of a Malayalee who grew up in different parts of Africa. A crash course on Malayalees and insights into some of their typical attributes, traits and prejudices gives the book a unique essence. An endogamous group, misconceptions of Africa and the delightful state of Kerala are also highlighted. The pressures related to academics and life partners, the stress experienced by Malayalee parents regarding their children and important conversations such as the birds and the bees (that are conveniently excluded in Mallu families) are guaranteed to have the reader in stitches.