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Kanniah is coming — come with him.' But if I thought I was going to have a quiet
discussion with Lal and Kanniah that Sunday, I was disappointed. There were
people going in and out of Lal's house the whole time, and Lal himself was busy
'Lal has told me about you, Kanniah also.' Her English was halting, but I gave it
no mind. 'Very busy today, no? Always like this.' 'Always?' Lal asked, joining us at
last. Everybody else had gone. 'No akka, sometimes.' 'You don't have to speak ...
'That was under the British, you fool,' Kanniah bit out. 'Our so-called ministers
connived with them of course. But that was in 1947, before independence. This is
our own — ' 'Anybody we know?' I broke in. 'What do you mean? Don't you know?
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WHEN MEMORY DIESUser Review - Kirkus
First published in Britain, a novel that movingly details how three generations of idealists try to find meaning and purpose as their country, Sri Lanka, becomes another killing field. The author ... Read full review