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Still Counting the Dead by Frances Harrison
""It was a world in which death was so omnipresent that few expected to walk out alive."

Harrison manages to take the experiences of a handful and turn them into the voices of the hundreds of thousands of civilians caught between two ruthless factio..." Read more of this review »
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Still Counting the Dead by Frances Harrison
Still Counting the Dead
by Frances Harrison
read in October, 2012
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BBC TV broadcast a documentary in Nov 2013 by me, looking at rape and torture post war in Sri Lanka. Perhaps you'd like to watch it - Sri Lanka's Unfinished War. In a way it's a sequel.

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" Also perhaps you'd like to watch a documentary I made for the BBC recently on war survivors who suffered rape and torture recently - Sri Lanka's Unfin ...more "
Still Counting the Dead by Frances Harrison
"An utterly devastating and sobering account of Sri Lanka's civil war. A necessary if difficult read."
Still Counting the Dead by Frances Harrison
"Stalin said that "One death a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic" and I suppose the difficulty for many with getting their head around accounts and histories of genocide and persecution is the sheer scale of the horror. In this balanced, wel..." Read more of this review »
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The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Lowland
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Tamil Tigress by Niromi de Soyza
Tamil Tigress
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It explains to a non Tamil reader why a nice young girl might take up armed struggle. It's about the late 80's in Sri Lanka and tells the story of one of the first woman Tigers - using a pseudonym.
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