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Shirani Rajapakse

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Shirani Rajapakse is a Sri Lankan poet and short story writer.

She is the author of three collections of short stories and two books of poetry.
Short Stories
"Breaking News" (2011, 2018) -shortlisted for the 2010 "Gratiaen Award",
"I Exist. Therefore I Am" (2018) – winner of the 2019 "State Literary Award" and shortlisted for the 2019 "Rubery Book Awards", and,
"Gods, Nukes and a Whole Lot of Nonsense" (2021).

Poetry.
"Chant of a Million Women" (2017) won the 2018 "Kindle Book Awards", was chosen as an 'Official Selection' in the 2018 "New Apple Summer eBook Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing" and received an Honorable Mention in the 2018 "Readers’ Favorite Awards".
"Fallen Leaves" was published in 2019.

In 2013 she won the "Cha 'Bet
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Poems for the Festival – Hope

“Hope” is the third poem published on the 32nd Medellin International Poetry Festival site. It was written for an anthology about the Sahel region in Africa and was published in “Song of Sahel” Plum Tree Books, Sep 15, 2012, UK, and republished in “About Place Journal” Vol II Issue III, Black Earth Institute, Nov 2013, USA.

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Hope

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Give me a sip of water

for my lips are parched, my throat too dry

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