Black Swans and Other Stories

Black Swans and Other Stories

by Sunil K Govinnage


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The stories gathered in this volume display a literary imagination of high order wedded to a probing mind that should command our attention.

A Sri Lankan–born black Australian visits Amsterdam only to be confronted by the ambivalence and complexities of his identity; a Sri Lankan family arrives in Perth, their new home, …a newly arrived immigrant father, through the experiences of his daughter, faces up to the realities of racism; a husband is caught between the power of nostalgia and the material comforts of the present; a father and son go out looking for ice-cream as they encounter the inescapable ramifications of multiculturalism in Australia.

It is through situations such as these that Sunil Govinnage has sought to focus attention … and the desire to map the variable meanings of home and exile.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595238040
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/15/2002
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)

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