PODCAST: “Girls always have to measure up to high expectations in Sri Lanka”

Ru Freeman talks to Gaya in a cafe backgarden in Colombo.
Gaya : “Where did the first threads come together for The Disobedient Girl? Was there an inspiration for Latha from your own life?”
I brought up one instance of the visual imagery she used so well throughout her book – the girl using the bar of Lux soap while bathing, the soap of beauty queens.
Ru:  “Girls… The expectations that they are charming and lovely… for the majority of people that’s a lot, and it circumscribes your life in some ways.

Click on the Book Cover below to hear a Ru Freeman in-depth conversation on her work, thoughts and life. She talks to Gaya Fernando in Colombo in a cafe back garden.



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