Book Reviews

The Lament of the Dhobi Woman by Karen Roberts reviewed by Chalani Ranwala

Among the heart wrenching tales of war torn Sri Lanka, heroic memoirs of migration into foreign lands and recollections of a distant colonial past, emerges a new genre of Sri Lankan writing; the now, the present, the residue of what generations have left behind. This includes depictions of the modern… Read More »The Lament of the Dhobi Woman by Karen Roberts reviewed by Chalani Ranwala

Learning to Fly by Shehani Gomes, book review by Lakmali Gunawardene

 In the time given to her to thank, at the launch of her first novel, a  very young woman writer, described as “exceptionally perceptive” in the striking back cover of the book, called herself rather “eccentric”, and confessed to having “dropped out” of law-school. She also revealed that while others… Read More »Learning to Fly by Shehani Gomes, book review by Lakmali Gunawardene