Poetry After Libricide and Genocide

Authors

  • Cheran Rudhramoorthy Department of Sociology and Anthropology University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Abstract

This is my personal reflection on the genocidal violence of Sri Lanka and how I responded to it through my works of literature.

Keywords

genocide, poetry, remembering

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Author Biography

Cheran Rudhramoorthy, Department of Sociology and Anthropology University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Associte Professor,

Dept. Of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology

Published

16-04-2016

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