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And brutal Sri Lankan civil war Narrated by the eldest daughter of each family the story explores how each woman negotiates war. I try to explain There are no martyrs here It is a war between eually corrupt forcesThis is Sri Lanka during the Civil War 19

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Island of a Thousand Mirrors

Island of a Thousand Mirrors follows the fate of two families one Tamil one Sinhala as they straddle opposite sides of the long. Some books just by the nature of the subject and content are so incredibly hard to read This was one such book Portraying two

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Migration love exile and belonging At its root it s a story of a fragmented nation struggling to find its way to a new beginning. A powerful story told in a lyrical mannerHave read a couple of Sri Lankan authors before and being from South India With Sri L


10 thoughts on “Island of a Thousand Mirrors

  1. says:

    I was lulled by this narrative and its powerfully descriptive writing The thousand mirrors are the school of silver fish that inhabit the coral surrounding Sri Lanka They appear to be shards of mirrors as they come together in a frenzy then frantically break apart as they swim out to seaI catch my breath as I see the beauty of this island the vivid colours the tastes the sounds until I am shocked out of my stupor with the violen

  2. says:

    Sometimes I get this breathless feeling that the war is a living creature something huge with a pointed tongue and wicked claws When

  3. says:

    Some books just by the nature of the subject and content are so incredibly hard to read This was one such book Portraying two families caught

  4. says:

    I knew pretty much nothing about the civil war in Sri Lanka before I read this novel About half way through I stopped reading to learn so I could better understand this story I learned that this war lasted over 25 years from 1983 – 2009 and that 80000 – 100000 people were killed What those articles didn’t tell is the story of how this war impacted the people's lives This book however beautifully tells the heart wrenching story of wha

  5. says:

    This is a moving saga of two families caught up in the civil war in Sri Lanka between the largely Buddhist Sinhalese majority and the largely Muslim Tamil minority It is beautifully written full of lyrical portrayals of daily life amid the beauty of the land and sea and flora and fauna of this island nation The

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    I try to explain There are no martyrs here It is a war between eually corrupt forcesThis is Sri Lanka during the Civil War 1983 2009 but it could have been many countries and the Tamils and Sinhalese could have been numerou

  7. says:

    It is always hard for me to read a book that talks about immigration Living in a world of literature where the subject of im

  8. says:

    The adjectives brutal and beautiful aren't normally used together but they describe this book Like others I had no idea that Sri Lanka experienced a 25 year long civil war killing over 80000 people This book chronicles that war on the lives of two families It begins in the island before the war with lovely descriptions of the people and their customs their food and the natural world that surrounded them It ends with the loss of

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    A powerful story told in a lyrical mannerHave read a couple of Sri Lankan authors before and being from South India With Sri Lanka

  10. says:

    In 2016 I read Nayomi Munaweera's second novel What Lies Between Us and it was one of my Top Reads of 2016 a novel of a young woman trying to