A Maiden’s Prayer …. Set in Sri Lanka

A Notice sent by Charles Schokman of Melbourne

Srianthi Perera, a journalist and former reporter at The Arizona Republic in the USA, has authored a whimsical and endearing literary novel based on her native Sri Lanka. 


“A Maiden’s Prayer: A Family Story Set in 1970s Sri Lanka” is narrated with wit and warmth by teenager Tamara de Silva, who presents the predicament of her bachelor uncle who is reluctant to marry in the face of family pressure. The cultural novel is suitable for readers 15 years and up.  The book has won two runner-up awards: the 2021 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Multicultural Fiction and the 2021 South Asia Book Award, Highly Commended Book,

It costs A$25.30.

Srianthi has enjoyed a successful career in journalism in Sri Lanka, the Sultanate of Oman, Canada and the USA. 

Links: https://tinyurl.com/A-Maidens-Prayer


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One response to “A Maiden’s Prayer …. Set in Sri Lanka

  1. Sanath de Silva

    Always a fascinating article, Michael!
    Thank you, Sir.

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