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Not Quite Paradise: An American Sojourn in Sri Lanka

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A chronicle of life on the resplendent island, combining the immediacy of memoir with the vividness of travelogue and reportage

 

Missing neither the nuances of the peaceful Buddhist pace of life nor the explosive violence of its protracted civil war and the 2004 tsunami, Adele Barker offers an eye-opening account of the “pearl” of the Indian Ocean, inviting American readers to experience firsthand the vivid beauty and turmoil of a place few have ever visited.

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Barker, who received a Fulbright scholarship for a yearlong teaching job at the U. of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka in 2001-2002 and returned after the tsunami of 2004, relates her experiences living and teaching there, the devastation caused by the tsunami, and the subsequent relief efforts. She describes the history, landscape, flora, and fauna of the country; the people she met, who also describe the country's civil war; and what she saw after the tsunami. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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About the Author

Adele Barker, who was awarded a Ucross Fellowship for her work on this book, is the author or editor of five books on Russian literature and cultural life. Most recently, she received a Fulbright Senior Scholar grant to teach and write in Sri Lanka.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780807000618
Author:
Barker, Adele Marie
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Author:
Barker, Adele
Subject:
Sri Lanka Description and travel.
Subject:
Indian Ocean Tsunami, 2004
Subject:
Asia - India & South Asia
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Asia - Southeast
Subject:
Educators
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Educators
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9.10x6.10x1.30 in. 1.30 lbs.

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