This article originally appeared in the Daily News newspaper dated February 9th 2022 Narratives created all around the world are classified into va1ious subgroups presently known as short stories, folktales, legends, myths and fables to name a few. But they are also known by other titles that go as stories… Read More »Offbeat and Unconventional Creativity – Professor Sunanda Mahendra reviews The Good for Nothing
This review was originally published in the Sunday Observer and can be found here. By Udan Fernando Perhaps, an unfortunate occupational hazard of an academic is that he or she loses the ability to say something in simple language that makes sense to an ordinary person. In most cases, academic… Read More »A Review of ‘The Good for Nothing’ by Udan Fernando
Who are the Väddas? Where do they come from? Where have they gone? While many continue to accept the storyline represented by colonial era thinkers that of the romantic and benign image of Väddas as children of nature living in tune or harmony with their environment. Anthropologist Gananath Obeyesekere brings… Read More »The Creation of the Hunter – New Book by Gananath Obeyesekere out now
Roshan Mahanama’s biography, My Innings: Retired Hurt to the Best View of the Game is now available for pre-order from our website. Books will be signed and dispatched on the 20th of December
This review was first published in the Daily Mirror on the 6th of December 2021. The original article can be found here. A Review of ‘Caste and its Multiple Manifestations: A Study of the Caste System in Northern Sri Lanka’ by Selvy Thiruchandran, Bay Owl Press 2021. The persistence of… Read More »Reviving the Debate on Caste – Ahilan Kadirgamar
This review was originally published on the August 15th edition of the Ceylon Today. The original review can be found here I must confess that I was so taken up and fascinated by the chapter Dashman in the Good for Nothing collection that I forgot it was a book of… Read More »The Good For Nothing – Review by Priyangwada Perera for Ceylon Today
In her new book, renowned historian Nira Wickramasinghe uncovers the traces of slavery in the history and memory of the Indian Ocean world, exploring moments of revolt in the lives of enslaved people in the wake of abolition. She tells the stories of Wayreven, the slave who traveled in the… Read More »Slave in a Palanquin by Nira Wickramasinghe – now available at the Perera Hussein Site!
This review originally appeared in the Sunday Times Plus on the 25th of July 2021 Colourful pages from Dutch Ceylon Footprints is a historical novel that begins in Galle, for that is where author Premini Amerasinghe’s long ago ancestor hops off from the ship Laprienenburg, “one cloudless June day in… Read More »Footprints – Review by Yomal Senerath-Yapa in the Sunday Times