The village in the jungle
The evils of colonialism and the struggles of man against the universe and between man and nature are explored in Woolf's early-twentieth-century saga about Silindu and the inhabitants of the Ceylonese village of Beddagama
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'But, Appochchi, my man. What will become of him? What will they do to him? Will
they kill him?' 'Babun is all right. I have told him. The Government do not kill.
There is no killing here. But in the jungle, always killing - the leopard and jackal, ...
"Appochchi," I said, "what is the matter?" "Boy," he said, and his voice trembled; "
we are lost. I do not know where we are, nor where the village lies, nor how we
came, nor which is east and which is west. From the trees I can see nothing
Her first terror when she had been told of what her father had done had given
place to bewilderment, but when she saw him in charge of the police sergeant
she ran to him with a cry: 'Is it true, Appochchi; is it true, what they say?' 'What do
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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