Book review: Logathasan Tharmathurai’s ‘The Sadness of Geography: My Life as a Tamil Exile’                                                 

  Reviewed by Charles Sarvan Dundurn Publishers, Toronto, 2019 Exile, whether temporary or permanent; voluntary or enforced, is as old as human history. ‘Sadness of Geography’ (more memoir than autobiography) begins with what may be seen as the end of a journey: the memoirist arriving in Montreal and declaring that he’s a Tamil in need of refuge from what once had been his home. Then in a ‘flashback’, we are at the beginning of what led to his odyssey. It’s 1983, Northern Sri Lanka and the (Sinhalese) army is raiding…

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