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.

Physical/ebook Copies
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.


Bestselling author of The Boat People

Book Signing


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
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
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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