Sri Lankan Books
I went in with my eyes wide open, knowing the subject would be dark, unaware of the treatment of it by this woman with a dazzling smile who asked me to review it within an hour of meeting her. Growing up in India, some latitudes north of the Sri… Read More »An enriching, yet gut-wrenching debut
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
There must be lots of others like myself, who have no literary pretensions, yet who enjoy and respond to poetry. Not always, in my case, for I have to confess I feel out of my depth with some kinds of modern verse. I have the temerity to try to… Read More »Evocative thoughts of Motherland
Perera Hussein Publishing House is seeking manuscripts for children of all ages with a view to publication. We would like the stories to have a Sri Lankan point of view, to include humour and avoid being didactic and preachy. If you have a manuscript that you think would be ideal… Read More »We are looking for our next children’s books!
A poetic voice that has been always a quiet and thoughtful one, recording brief and witty, carefully crafted impressions of life as she lived it… Yasmine Gooneratne He built us a house on a mean strip of querulous land. In its deep foundation’s flesh we buried a jar of jewels:… Read More »Just released: Harbour Lights by Yvonne Gunawardena