Newly Launched Book of Short Stories 'Dare to Dream - Heroic Tales for the Sri Lankan Tamil Diaspora'
This book of short stories covers the aftermath of the long civil war in Sri Lanka that came to a bloody end in 2009. The stories are set amongst the Tamil Diaspora that have been displaced by the war and have settled in western countries.
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March 21, 2014 (FPRC) -- The author, JK Sivalingam says 'In everyone I spoke to since 2009, I could only see hopelessness. I wanted to raise people’s faith that justice would prevail one day. No one in the Nazi death camps could have dreamed that one day Adolf Eichmann, one of the main architects of the Holocaust, would one day be brought to trial in Israel - a country that did not even exist at the time. The short story ‘The Defendant’ is based loosely on this but set in Sri Lanka.
Many of the stories are upbeat and full of hope for the future. They are designed to bring out the best in people and a belief in natural justice.'
A reviewer said of the book: 'This is a very accessible book of short stories about the Tamil struggle past, present and future by a writer with an obvious deep knowledge and passion for his subject matter. For those like me with only a passing awareness of the recent conflict in Sri Lanka, these stories provide a good and entertaining introduction, in fictional form, to a troubling and under discussed area of modern history and how it might play out in the future.'
'The way the civil war ended with many tens of thousands mercilessly killed by the Sri Lankan army has left many issues unresolved. Writing the book was a cathartic experience and allows me to move on' concludes Sivalingam.
The book is available from Amazon in print and Kindle versions.
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