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The Devil Dancers by T. Thurai

Following Independence from the British, Ceylon's future looks bright. A new prime minister is creating a modern nation. But his legacy is an unexpected one. The deals that brought him to power turn into a time-bomb and the country is contorted by bloody race riots.

A widening rift divides Tamils and Sinhalese destroying communities. Neighbour
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Published March 2012 by Hot Monkey Publishing (first published August 1st 2011)
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Sarah Sturt
Truda Thurai’s first novel, The Devil Dancers, is an extraordinary debut for this exciting new Kentish writer. Taking nine years to write, Truda’s immersion into 1950’s Ceylon has resulted in an epic historical novel that is as enthralling as its tastes, smells and colours are authentic. With a bitter love story at its heart, wrapped up in layers of political upheaval, warring communities and an unexpected fantasy element, The Devil Dancers will resonate in your mind for years to come.

Sarah Stu
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THE DEVIL DANCERS recently won praise from Professor Walter Perera, an eminent figure on the south-east Asian literary scene who currently serves on the Gratiaen Prize Trust.

The paperback is currently being launched in Sri Lanka. It is now available at Sarasavi Bookshops in Nugegoda, Sri Lanka and featured on their stand at the Colombo Book Fair 2013.

In his review of the book, Professor Perera says: “To produce a novel that includes personalities from recent history is a perilous exercise that
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