Come and Tell Your Story Out Loud and Discover a New One

Authored by: Kumari Kumaragamage

The Routledge Companion to Sinhala Fiction from Post-War Sri Lanka

Print publication date:  September  2022
Online publication date:  September  2022

Print ISBN: 9780367554682
eBook ISBN: 9781003094708
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War creates various kinds of victims , and in this story, narrated by a dead woman probably raped and killed by an unknown man, a specific problem affecting women is focused on. Disappearances during a war often made it impossible for a women to move on if her husband was “ missing ”, because she couldn’t be classified as a widow, and her life therefore, was in limbo. She was then open to exploitation , and the lack of closure could make her a victim of her own desires and those of others.

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