A memoir written by Logathasan Tharmathurai

The Story

In January 1985, at the age of eighteen, Das left his home in Sri Lanka in a desperate bid to build a new life for himself and his family abroad after a deeply traumatic encounter with a group of Sinhalese soldiers. As his terrifying and often astonishing journey unfolds, he finds himself in a refugee camp, being smuggled across international borders, living with drug dealers, imprisoned, traveled under assumed name and more.

 
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SadnessofGeography - 8.5 x 5.5 - 72DPI

A rare and frank exploration of the risks and compromises people are forced to make in search of sanctuary.

SHARON BALA,

Bestselling author of The Boat People

 
 
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Events

  • Toronto Tamil Chair Event
    Sat, Dec 14
    Mary Ward Catholic School
    Dec 14, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Mary Ward Catholic School, 3200 Kennedy Road, Scarborough, Ontario
    Attending as one of the honoured guests
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  • The Sadness of Geography: Featuring and Reading
    Sun, Sep 29
    Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre
    Sep 29, 2019, 4:00 PM
    Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, 1086 Burnhamthorpe Rd E, Oakville, ON L6H 7B2, Canada
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  • The Sadness of Geography: The Word On The Street Festival
    Sun, Sep 22
    Harbourfront Centre
    Sep 22, 2019, 4:00 PM
    Harbourfront Centre, 539 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5V 3G3, Canada
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