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By Rohini Mohan

ISBN-10: 1781686009

ISBN-13: 9781781686003

For 3 a long time, Sri Lanka's civil struggle tore groups aside. In 2009, the Sri Lankan military eventually defeated the separatist Tamil Tigers guerrillas in a fierce conflict that swept up approximately 300,000 civilians and killed greater than 40,000. greater than one million were displaced by way of the clash, and the resilient between them nonetheless dared to pray. however the subsequent 5 years replaced everything.

Rohini Mohan's searing account of 3 lives stuck up within the devastation appears to be like past the heroism of wartime survival to bare the creeping violence of the typical. while city-bred Sarva is dragged off the streets by means of nation forces, his middle-aged mom, Indra, searches for him throughout the labyrinthine Sri Lankan paperwork. in the meantime, Mugil, a former baby soldier, deserts the Tigers within the thick of battle to guard her family.

Having survived, they try to reside because the Sri Lankan country maintains to assault minority Tamils and Muslims, frittering away the period of peace. Sarva flees the rustic, wasting his means -- and nearly his existence -- in a bid for asylum. Mugil remains, breaking out of the refugee camp to rebuild her family members and a typical existence within the village she left as a woman. yet in her tumultuous international, wants, plans, and folks may be snatched away in a moment.
The Seasons of difficulty is a startling, brutal, but beau­tifully written debut from a prize-winning journal­ist. it's a vintage piece of reportage, 5 years within the making, and a trenchant, compassionate examina­tion of the corrosive influence of clash on a people.

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