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Chandani Lokugé is an Associate Professor at Monash University. She read for her doctoral degree on a Commonwealth Scholarship. She is the author of nine books. As the Editor of the scholarly Oxford Classics Reissues series of pioneering Indian women's writing in English, she has published six books including, The Collected Prose and Poetry of Toru Dutt and The Memories of Cornelia Sorabji: India's First Woman Barrister. Her current academic research is on the aesthetics of South Asian diasporic literature.

Turning back, she saw his blurred figure through the lace curtain, an abstract pattern of their intense criss-crossed liaison. He was looking at her. What was he seeing? How isolated we are, she thought, how unconnected...


One late spring morning, Uma awakens to a life in which her relationships – to lover, to husband, to son – seem unbearably tangled. In capturing its searing and intimate moments, the story transcends into a meditation on love and betrayal, grief and redemption.

'The heart-breaking clarity of Chandani Laokugé's writing resonates long after reading Softly, As I Leave You.'
Susan Kurosawa

'Chandani Lokugé writes with unfailing verbal felicity, in the language of the men and women of our time, over the whole range of human communication.'
Ashley Halpé

ISBN 978-955-1723-26-2
Author Chandani Lokuge
RS. 800
99 In Stock
Pages: 250
Published by: Bay Owl Press

Shankari Chandran was raised in Canberra Australia. She spent a decade in London working as a lawyer in the social justice field. She eventually returned to Australia where she now lives with her husband, four children and their cavoodle puppy. The SONG OF THE SUN GOD is her first novel.

'Sri Lanka’s equivalent of the novel Half of a Yellow Sun by the award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie'

Longlisted for the Dublin IMPAC award

Shortlisted for the Fairway Literary Prize

In a time of upheaval, can Nala keep her family together?

The capital city – a little boy watches a monk wrap himself in flames… A village in Jaffna – a little girl is bursting with life…

Nala and Ranjan are on the brink of an exciting future. They will meet, marry and fall in love. They will set up house and have children. They will map out their future together, but destiny has other plans for them. Will they survive?

The SONG OF THE SUN GOD is a deeply moving saga spanning three continents and three generations. Lush physical details and an emotional recounting of events as they relentlessly unfold, reveal a heart-wrenching story of family, love, laughter, sorrow and new beginnings.

Shortlisted for the Fairway Prize, 2018

ISBN 978-955-8897-28-7
Author Shankari Chandran
RS. 1,000
9 In Stock
Pages: 407
Published by: Perera Hussein Publishing House

Alexandra Harris is a German/American writer and communications specialist who has worked for a number of development organizations and non-profits. She currently lives in Colombo, Sri Lanka with her husband and their young daughters. Alexandra is a lifelong expat and third culture kid, having grown up in Jakarta and Cairo. This is her first novel.

One year after the Indian Ocean tsunami

Angela finds herself flying into the devastated region of Banda Aceh as a researcher for the UN. Enthusiastic and committed, the young American woman arrives at a place swarming with aid workers, and she soon enters a world that is nothing like what she has known.

ISBN 978-955-1723-32-3
Author Alexandra Harris
RS. 1,000
100 In Stock
Pages: 238
Published by: Bay Owl Press
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