April 23, 2021

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JLF: Nayomi Munaweera’s Island of a Thousand Mirrors

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Sri Lankan-born Nayomi Munaweera’s Island of a Thousand Mirrors was on the shortlist of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature this year: Mint

Nayomi Munaweera is remarkably composed for her first Jaipur Literature Festival. We meet on the press terrace minutes after she read from her first novel, Island of a Thousand Mirrors, at a panel called Serendip, featuring two other Sri Lankan-origin writers, Romesh Gunesekera and Ru Freeman. All three have published relatively recent, and well-received, novels that look at the human costs of the civil war through powerful stories.

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