Magic realism to the fore
Magam Soliya by Mohan Raj Madawala would mark a
seminal trajectory in the evolution of contemporary Sinhala novel.
It stands out among contemporary Sinhala novels for its impressive
diction, use of diverse narrative modes as well as creating a
surreal fictional realm within the matrix of a traditional village
in transition against the backdrop of a turbulent period in the
history of the nation.
The poetic universe of Pablo Neruda
Continued from last week
To my mind, the next important stage in the
forward movement of Neruda’s poetry is indicated by his volume of
poetry Canto General. It is an epic poem that poetically charts the
growth of Latin America. It poetically recreates the American
content from its beginnings to modern times.
A homeland in cyberspace
In this week’s column, we examine the ‘homeland’
created by Sri Lankan diaspora in cyberspace contributing to make a
sizeable digital diaspora in general and pioneering the role played
by Dr. Vicumpriya Perera in propagating and preserving Sri Lankan
culture in cyberspace.