The Many Faces of Sri Lanka: A Culture of Mask Making

Often regarded as the ‘pearl of the Indian Ocean’, the island of Sri Lanka has a rich history, both geographically and culturally. Perhaps most renowned for its exports of tea, gemstones and for its cricket, Sri Lanka is a restless little place in which tradition and modernity are in constant conflict.  The heritage of masksContinue reading “The Many Faces of Sri Lanka: A Culture of Mask Making”

Figuring Out ‘Good’ Representation as a South-Asian Writer

When I sat down to write my first novel, I felt a lot of pressure upon my shoulders. As a British-Asian woman, I knew my characters were going to be British-Asian too – I’d decided that before the birth of a single plotline. I yearned to see myself in the pages of a book. ThroughContinue reading “Figuring Out ‘Good’ Representation as a South-Asian Writer”