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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"Yakko, he-devil," she answered, "three days now I have killed but one thin grey
monkey, and there are two cubs in the cave to be fed." "Yakkini, she-devil," I said,
"there are two little toads at home to be fed. But I still have a handful of kurakkan ...
'Where did you get these from, yakko?'1 he asked. T know nothing about them:
they are not mine.' 'Don't lie, yakko. They were in your house. Where did you get
them from?' 'Hamadoru, I know nothing about them. Some one must have put ...
.^Now, yakko!' he said in a sharp angry tone, 'stand up.' ( Silindu did not move; he
looked up at the Ratemahatmaya with weary eyes and said, 'Hamadoru! I am
very tired. For days now there has been no rest for me. Aiyo! I cannot remember ...
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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