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At the time of reaping a band of strangers from the little town of Kamburupitiya,
thirty miles away, would come into the village. Mohamadu Lebbe Ahamadu
Cassim, the Moorman boutique-keeper, had supplied clothes to be paid for in
But I owed fifteen rupees to Nandiyas, the boutique-keeper in Kamburu- pitiya, for
clothes, and I took kurakkan to pay it. The barn is all but empty.' ' Aiyo ! We must
die of hunger then. Give but one measure, and I will repay one kuruni at next ...
It will take you many days — first to Kamburupitiya, and then west along the great
road, three days to Tangalla, where the prison is. You must ask at the prison.
They can tell you.' Punchi Menika left the vederala in silence. She walked away ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kaitanya64 - LibraryThing
Set in colonial Ceylon, this novel is vivid and readable. While the author clearly illustrates a particular culture and time, that of a rural family in the "dry" forest area, where life is ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Steve38 - LibraryThing
Dear me but this is a depressing book. Everything that can go wrong does go wrong for the main characters. Written from the point of view of impoverished, uneducated jungle dwellers in Sri Lanka by ... Read full review