Map of Sri Lanka with Tamil and Singhalese Areas

Image Source: The Economist

Locations from the Novel:

Colombo – the capital of Sri Lanka, Arjie’s hometown where the majority of the population is Sinhalese

Kandy – the “hill country” where Amma takes Arjie when he is ill

Jaffna – where Daryl Uncle goes and dies during a violent outbreak



  • Main Street of Columbo, Sri Lanka in 1980 Image Source: Lankapura, Historic Images of Sri Lanka

Kat Steward 2018

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