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This divided island : life, death, and the Sri Lankan War / Samanth Subramanian.

Subramanian, Samanth, author. (Author).
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Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 954.9303 SUBRAMANIAN (Text) 33946003088189 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -
Jefferson County Public Library - Madison 954.9303 SUB (Text) 39391006714990 Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781250069740
  • ISBN: 1250069742
  • Physical Description: xvi, 320 pages : map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2015.

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General Note: Original edition has subtitle: stories from the Sri Lankan war.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The terror -- The north -- The faith -- Endgames.
Summary, etc.: Samanth Subramanian has written about politics, culture, and history for the" New York Times "and the "New Yorker"." "Now, Subramanian takes on a complex topic that touched millions of lives in "This Divided Island." In the summer of 2009, the leader of the dreaded Tamil Tiger guerrillas was killed, bringing to an end the civil war in Sri Lanka. For nearly thirty years, the war's fingers had reached everywhere, leaving few places, and fewer people, untouched. What happens to the texture of life in a country that endures such bitter conflict? What happens to the country's soul? Subramanian gives us an extraordinary account of the Sri Lankan war and the lives it changed. Taking us to the ghosts of summers past, he tells the story of Sri Lanka today. Through travels and conversations, he examines how people reconcile themselves to violence, how the powerful become cruel, and how victory can be put to the task of reshaping memory and burying histories. -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Sri Lanka > History > Civil War, 1983-2009.
Sri Lanka.

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