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Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadurai [in What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature]

Funny BoyArjie, a young boy growing up in an upper-middle-class family in Sri Lanka, is “funny” – he prefers to dress in saris and play with the girls. He comes of age amidst a time of political turbulence marked by the growing tension between two opposing ethnic groups – the Tamils and the Sinhalese – vying for controlling power.

A lauded first novel which remained on Canadian bestseller lists for over four months.

Review: “Asian American Titles,” What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature, Gale Research, 1997

Readers: Adult

Published: 1994 (Canada), 1996 (United States)


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