It was a fascinating evening at the Toronto Ismaili Center @ the launch of ‘NOSTALGIA’ by M. G. Vassanji.
When I read Vassanji’s previous work: Home is Kariakoo, Gunny Sack, Uhuru Street it triggered lots of memories of growing up in Dar. Memories that I will always cherish and would not trade them with anything.Good and not so good.
However, In his latest novel ‘Nostalgia’ Vassanji, who is also a Physicist has his readers flabbergasted with the idea of erasing our memories – As we strive for immortality and almost getting there!! (surely people are living longer, at least in the West) he says the mind renewal is not a far fetch reality.
“Even if the brain allowed such capacity, who would want to be burdened by quantities of redundant, interfering memories? Painful and messy ones” – Moyez S Vassanji
As we rejuvenate our bodies with botox, plastic surgery, face-lifts and other methods why not also have ability to go to the doctor and ask him’her erase our memories. How does New memories in a new bodies sound?
Would you want to erase your memory and start a new,?