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  - Hugh - Goodreads

I read this a long time ago, but it is a book that left lasting memories - this is a complex, brilliant, heartbreaking and human story of the conflict in Sri Lanka and its roots, told mostly from the Tamil perspective Read full review

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User Review  - Sally Fouhse - Goodreads

Read this while visiting Sri Lanka. Difficult to imagine these atrocities occurring among these gentle people, although evidence of the army is everywhere. A good history of these troubles - the ... Read full review


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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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