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Just-published book on Sri Lanka : Nayomi Munaweera’s ‘Island of a Thousand Mirrors’

Just-published book on Sri Lanka : Nayomi Munaweera’s ‘Island of a Thousand Mirrors’

It’s a rare blend of war, love and migration. Am looking for the author to do an Artists&Life podcast with her on her book, her take on life and else. It’s the right time however to introduce her cos this lady is gonna read at the Samadhana 2012 Benefit Reading Series which is an SLWB event organised by Kumaran Nadesan in Toronto. SLWB is involved in bringing the North American Sinhalese and Tamil Diaspora together in events that will build bridges between two communities that do not ordinarily meet in the same space though there are many like-minded. Great stuff !

Here is the voice of Nayomi Munaweera which I edited from a longer webcast. I hope you will listen to this rather amazing writer who gives credit to Perera-Hussein Publishers for their courageous publishing of the book and acknowledges in a rare spirit of humility her quiet elation at this being a sign of acceptance by Sri Lanka of an account by someone who grew up elsewhere but returned to the country each year, and who, did not live through the events which she has narrated.


It’s a book I am gonna pick up this Christmas at the famous Vijitha Yapa  but meanwhile do read A review I stumbled upon though am sure there are others for the  book has been out only a month or so. Look out for Nayomi at the next Galle Literary Festival. You just MAY see her there 😉
But if you are in TORONTO, just go down to the Samadhana 2012 event where Nayomi will be reading from Island of a Thousand Mirrors on November 29, 2012 | 7:00 – 9:30 PM at ING DIRECT 221 Yonge St. | Buy tickets online.



  1. Will buy. Will read. Will comment

  2. Hi, I read your book it is ready nice, I like the part where you describe about Jaffna library, I still have a mental image.

    Thank you

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