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Offbeat and Unconventional Creativity – Professor Sunanda Mahendra reviews The Good for Nothing

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

The Creation of the Hunter – New Book by Gananath Obeyesekere out now

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

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Slave in a Palanquin by Nira Wickramasinghe – now available at the Perera Hussein Site!

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!

Footprints – Review by Yomal Senerath-Yapa in the Sunday Times

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