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Sri Lanka

“Most writers are dealing with the world they live in … a world in which terrible things have happened and are still happening. Writing is not a matter of duty, it is more a kind of negotiation with different realities. We each do it in our own way and perhaps don’t have much choice in how or what we end up writing.”

— Romesh Gunesekera, (The Guardian)