“A Different Way of Seeing”: An Interview with Minoli Salgado

Liam O'Loughlin


Sri Lanka has been circumscribed by media discourses that focus on the civil war and the 2004 tsunami. This interview with Minoli Salgado, author of numerous poems, short stories, the scholarly monograph Writing Sri Lanka (2007), and the novel A Little Dust on the Eyes (2014), addresses her search for a style to write these events against external simplifying narratives. Salgado describes representational challenges and her process of finding a language and form. 


Tsunami, disappearance, disaster, Sri Lankan literature, Minoli Salgado


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The Johns Hopkins University Press

ISSN: 1920-1222

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