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
Sri Lankan fiction
A beguiling tale of three women swept up in the turbulence of an island’s history, whose fates are intimately woven together. It is a story of war, migration, love, exile and belonging. This beautifully written novel combines harsh reality, tenderness and astonishing insight. In the aftermath of 1983, a Sinhalese… Read More »Read our latest book! Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera!
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
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!