When memory dies

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Arcadia Books, 1997 - Fiction - 411 pages
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A powerful three-generational saga of a Sri Lankan family's search for coherence and continuity in a country broken by colonial occupation and riven by ethnic wars.

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User Review  - Roopvijayan - Goodreads

I thought I was a history buff, born in Kerala, India, a State west of Tamil Nadu and I did not even know about the recent history of Sri Lanka. What I thought I knew were that Rama in the epic ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jan Benjamin - Goodreads

I wish I had read this before my visit to Sri Lanka. It is a gripping book with a well-crafted plot and gives a valuable insight into the reasons for the troubles that plagued this wonderful country and its peoples. Read full review


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About the author (1997)

A. Sivanandan is the founder and editor of Race & Class and the director of the Institute of Race Relations in London. He is the author of Communities of Resistance, A Different Hunger, and Where the Dance Is.

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