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
This review was originally published in the Sunday Times In a casual conversation in 2019, Ameena Hussein told me that she was writing a book on Ibn Battuta, the well-known Moroccan traveller and scholar of Islam who lived between 1304 and 1369. I was intrigued by how Hussein, a formally… Read More »Ibn Battuta in Sri Lanka: Review by Sasanka Perera
Watch Ameena Hussein deliver her presentation on Ibn Battuta’s travels in Sri Lanka, and her journey in uncovering the history of that period of time
Catch Ameena Hussein giving a presentation on Ibn Battuta in Sri Lanka on the Lahore Literature Festival’s facebook page, today the 9th of July, at 7:30pm local time! The livestream can be found here
A brand new historical novel by Premini Amerasinghe, now available at Perera Hussein! A compelling story of adventure, love, and starting anew in Dutch Ceylon. The year was 1760, I would like to think it was a cloudless day in June, when Jan disembarked at Galle, the southernmost port in… Read More »Footprints: New From Perera Hussein!
Dive into a world of stories – fearless, honest, and startlingly vivid. Having enjoyed the wedding to the fullest, my mother boasted so much about the wealth and the classiness of her cousins and the details of how they had thrown the party. It seemed that champagne was flowing across… Read More »The Good for Nothing: New from Perera Hussein
New stocks of Sathis de Mel’s just-released collection of short stories, The Good for Nothing, have just arrived at the Perera Hussein office, along with the reprint of Stay, Daughter by Yasmin Azad. Both titles are available now at www.pererahussein.com! Get your copy today!
L.T.P. Manjusri was an internationally renowned artist whose contribution to Sri Lankan art is invaluable. A founding member of the famous ’43 Group, he went on to exhibit his art in various countries, and was associated with many famous artists of his time. Not limited to classical painting of the… Read More »L. T. P. Manjusri – Artist and Scholar