Colombo, Poetry

VADDAI

Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons  I eat Point Pedro vaddai–urad dhal, chillies, curry leaves, fennel, salt– the packet forgotten until now among treats I bought from a fair in Colombo the last time…

Poetry

Free Elephants

Featured image by Saengduean Lek Chailert Where elephants go to die were departments of Spanish literature in remote Plains and Midwestern colleges. according to Jose Donoso. For me, these pictures of an…

Identity, Language, Poetry

My Uchipattam

[Editor’s note: The following is a spoken word piece on identity and language. The author’s grandmother was born in Jaffna, and briefly lived in Colombo but decided that Jaffna was her home….