Looking for — for what? — I found this, written December 1 2008, a month after my grandmother died. As I remember it, it was supposed to be a fragment of fiction.

In the house of dreaming, people would dream even in the eight nights after a death, when the…


I had first known that there was a film adaptation of Shyam Selvadurai’s iconic novel Funny Boy when I had heard about closed screenings of it in Colombo sometime in mid-2020. The story is a bildungsroman about a queer, upper-class Tamil teenager, culminating in the Black July riots of 1983…

Sharanya Manivannan

Moon-coxswained. In flower. Writer and illustrator.

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