The Jam Fruit Tree
Winner Of The Gratiean Memorial Prize For The Best Work In English Literature By A Sri Lankan For 1993
Hilarious, Affectionate, Candid And Moving, This Is The Story Of The Burghers Of Sri Lanka&
Who Are The Burghers? Descended From The Dutch, The Portuguese, The British And Other Foreigners Who Arrived In The Island-Nation Of Sri Lanka (And Mingled With The Local Inhabitants), The Burghers Often Stand Out Because Of Their Curiously Mixed Features-Grey Eyes In An Otherwise Dravid Face, For Instance.... A Handsome And Guileless People, The Burghers Have Always Lived It Up, Forever Willing To Put A Party .
Carl Muller, A Burgher Himself, Writes In This Quasi-Fictional, Engaging Biography Of The Lives Of His People; They Emerge, At The End Of His Story, As A Race Of Fun-Loving, Hardy People, Much Like The Jam Fruit Tree Which Simply Refuses To Be Contained Or Destroyed.
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