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Book Title: Many Roads to Paradise: An Anthology of Sri Lankan Literature|
The author of the book: Shyam Selvadurai
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 419 KB
Edition: Penguin Books Limited
Date of issue: May 1st 2014
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Read full description of the books Many Roads to Paradise: An Anthology of Sri Lankan Literature:this book is like your favorite english professor, your best friend, your most missed lover,
this book was very hard for me to find in sri lanka but was the first thing I bought and has become like my Rough Guides to Sri Lanka, dog eared just a bit, pages folded, written on, ect.
This book is six degree of separation because every thing I read takes me to another book, another author, down another path, through another gate, to another destination. And the books poems ect featured in here are not easy to find. i wish I read this book before I went so I would know which books to buy (but in truth, the three coffee table books I bought (Glorious Jaffna, Sri Lankan heritages and the Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka) were so heavy and big that it would have been almost impossible to bring home more books.
this book has Shyam's personal story about growing up which alone is worth the price of the book. He analyzes the situation in Sri Lanka and to be honest in sri lanka english is not held in favour anymore. Lots and lots of books in Sinhala. Its just such a brilliant book with such carefully chosen pieces. the list of contributors is very interesting, but the copyright acknowledgements is the most interesting because not all of the works came from books, some came from anthologies and some from journals (theres the six degrees again). Everytime i pick up the book, I open up my laptop and say, where is this book going to take me today.
Read information about the authorShyam Selvadurai is a Sri Lankan-Canadian novelist who wrote Funny Boy (1994), which won the Books in Canada First Novel Award, and Cinnamon Gardens (1998). He currently lives in Toronto with his partner Andrew Champion.
Selvadurai was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka to a Sinhalese mother and a Tamil father--members of conflicting ethnic groups whose troubles form a major theme in his work. Ethnic riots in 1983 drove the family to emigrate to Canada when Selvadurai was nineteen. He studied creative and professional writing as part of a Bachelor of Fine Arts program at York University.
Selvadurai recounted an account of the discomfort he and his partner experienced during a period spent in Sri Lanka in 1997 in his essay "Coming Out" in Time Asia's special issue on the Asian diaspora in 2003.
In 2004, Selvadurai edited a collection of short stories: Story-Wallah: Short Fiction from South Asian Writers, which includes works by Salman Rushdie, Monica Ali, and Hanif Kureishi, among others. He published a young adult novel, Swimming in the Monsoon Sea, in 2005. Swimming won the Lambda Literary Award in the Children's and Youth Literature category in 2006. He was a contributor to TOK: Writing the New Toronto, Book 1.
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