Tag: Sri Lanka
He doesn’t talk much about his life in Sri Lanka before the war, only after, as if in 1983 when everything ended for some Sri Lankan Tamils is when his life begins.
Blood at the RootApril 2015
The Sri Lankan-American novelist on Sri Lanka’s brutal history and grappling with the right to tell the story of the country she left behind.
Narrating Crisis in Sri LankaFebruary 2015
Humanitarian efforts may alleviate the pain, but do they stop the political strife that leaves victims bleeding?
Meara Sharma & Henry Peck: A Non-Place by the SeaDecember 2014
When a storm destroyed Dhanushkodi, the government ordered it emptied. Fifty years later, we meet the people who stayed.
Sri Lanka: Beyond an Uncivil Season. With Leslie Jamison, Rohini Mohan, and moreOctober 2014
Enjoy Sri Lankan food and hear four great authors discuss one big question: What happens in the aftermath of a three-decade long war?
Rohini Mohan: “Prachanai” (Trouble) in Sri Lanka, Past and PresentOctober 2014
Aditi Sriram talks with the author of 'The Seasons of Trouble' about the five years it took her to write about Sri Lanka post-civil war, and whether the 'trouble' is really over.
Soldier GirlOctober 2014
Looking back on a fifteen-year career as a Tamil Tiger.
Out of BoundsAugust 2013
Censorship and freedom of speech in Sri Lanka, India, China, Burma, and England.
The Grease Devil Is Not RealJune 2012
An old wives’ tale returns, revealing post-war Sri Lanka.
SurrenderBy Hasanthika Sirisena guest-edited by Claire Messud
February 2010 As Sunil stood in his backyard staring at the carcass of the small unidentifiable animal—a cross between a rat and a Chihuahua—he realized he was missing something important.
Adele Barker: Jaffna Rebuilds: After the Tsunami in Sri LankaJanuary 2010 After the war and after the tsunami, Jaffna, Sri Lanka is ready for peace.
Jesse’s StoryBy Ru S. Freeman
I watch the color as she moves, carrying all of him in her form as if she knows. Stopping before a photograph, she meets my brother for the first time. Propped, he is supported by a slim frame of wood, reduced to a single moment in a four inch by six inch frame, laughing.