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Nostalgia for old Ceylon: lush foliage and tender feelings from Romesh Gunesekera

30 November 2019

9:00 AM

30 November 2019

9:00 AM

Empires are born to die; that’s one source of their strange allure. An untenable form of society judders, in technicolor and often loudly, to an inevitable end. Romesh Gunesekera was born in Ceylon in 1954, and much of his fiction has lingered in fascination on its years as a dominion — no longer a colony, not yet a republic.

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