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Toronto International Festival of Authors: Prison of Dreams: Devakanthan
October 23, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Join Devakanthan for a journey through Sri Lanka in the 1980s as he presents his latest novels His Sacred Army and A Time of Questions from the award-winning quintet series Prison of Dreams. The series describes the Sinhala-Tamil ethnic conflict, the hard choices faced by the minority communities subject to pogroms and oppressive laws, and the sufferings and exiles of simple villagers. Having personally been exiled by the Sri Lankan civil war, Devakanthan’s book examines the marginalization and trauma caused by war and exile in this series, through the eyes of fictional characters experiencing the very real civil war. This event will be presented in Tamil with English subtitles.