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    READ & DOWNLOAD The Sadness of Geography Logathasan Tharmathurai ✓ 1 READ READ & DOWNLOAD µ 912REGISTER.CO.UK ✓ Logathasan Tharmathurai Sigh This was not the book I was hoping or expecting it to be To be honest I skimmed uite a few of the chapters because the writing was just so dry Meh As this is a book about someone who is an exile from the homeland he grew up in

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    Logathasan Tharmathurai ✓ 1 READ READ & DOWNLOAD µ 912REGISTER.CO.UK ✓ Logathasan Tharmathurai READ & DOWNLOAD The Sadness of Geography For over three agonizing decades the island nation of Sri Lanka was mired in an ethnic conflict that led to a wanton spate of massacres mayhem and melee This conflict that pitted the Sri Lankan military against the separatist forces of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam “LTTE divided Sri Lanka along ethnic li

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    PDF NEW The Sadness of Geography Logathasan Tharmathurai ✓ 1 READ First off just a warning for anyone interested in this book it definitely could have used a good edit or two the writing isn't the strongest BUT it's also a memoir and it's written by the author without the help of a ghostwriter as many memoirs out there are written so for that I chose to ignore the writing style while reading this book This book was really personal to me because my dad was also a Tamil exile that was

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    Logathasan Tharmathurai ✓ 1 READ READ & DOWNLOAD µ 912REGISTER.CO.UK ✓ Logathasan Tharmathurai READ & DOWNLOAD The Sadness of Geography I had never read anything about Sri Lanka before I knew nothing of their civil war This book was a heart wrenching read The author was so honest in his pain He experienced hardships on many levels His family experienced internal discord due to his father bringing a mistress into their home to live his father was wealthy and focus

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    READ & DOWNLOAD µ 912REGISTER.CO.UK ✓ Logathasan Tharmathurai PDF NEW The Sadness of Geography It’s great to see stories like this get published into a mainstream memoir Congrats to you for that This encourages me to continue to push my parents to document their journey for their grandchildren and beyond This story is typical of many Tamil refugees If you were poor it would’ve been impossible to escape the islan

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    PDF NEW The Sadness of Geography He'll bring you to this world of chaos where for a time you'll doubt if there's any hope left He will show you how to conuer each challenge and persevere to get to your ultimate goal for the love of familyThis is an eye opener to everyone especially to people like me who only knew about war in the news and in the movies Things like these happened in real life and are still happening around the world What one must do?It's a very

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T s great to see stories like this get published into a mainstream memoir Congrats to you for that This encourages me to continue to push my parents to document their ourney for their grandchildren and beyond This story is typical of many Tamil refugees If you were poor it would ve been impossible to escape the island The #TAMIL CIVILIANS WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF A DIFFICULT #civilians were in the middle of a difficult fight for the war or risk escaping it I was surprised that the author didn t list Devi Nalini and the Muslim women who saved his life in the acknowledgments These are real heroes that risked their well being to save the Tamils There were so many like them for almost all Tamil families during the riots My mother and 1 year old brother were hiding in a Sinhalese neighbours kitchen for days during the riots Thank you for being our heroesTo the author I m curious to know if you ever had a chance to meet them again I thought Devi was going to turn out to be your wife What an amazing book to read It was heart wrenching and yet inspiring to read about a young boy whose determination motivation and sacrifice he had to make in order to have a better life for himself and his family He was selfless and thoughtful He had a goal and never gave up What he went through to finally arrive in Canada is truly an amazing feat I highly recommend this book Sigh This was not the book I was hoping or expecting it to be To be honest I skimmed uite a few of the chapters because the writing was ust so dry Meh As this is a book about someone who is an exile from the homeland he grew up in I expected and assumed he was a typical Sri Lankan poor struggling etc I was so wrong He grew up wealthy in a life of privileged he went to boarding school and did nothing but whine about it and it was only because of the civil war between the Tamil s which is the author s ethnicity and the Sinhalese that he had to leave Truly it wasn t until he suffered an atrocity at the hands of some soldiers and then his father lost his shop that he truly started knowing what struggle was And even then everything ust seemed to be handed to him as he made his way across Europe and finally to Canada where he is now a citizen of and resides in one of the wealthiest suburbs of Toronto The whole tone of the book was full of whine whine whine and was also very passive aggressive in how he looked at things and how he viewed his family with little regard at how they must have been struggling as well to deal with all that was happening with the war in Sri Lanka I truly was tired of his condescending tone and whining by the time I got to the end of the book And the book is very rambling and disjointed with many of his thoughts and actions not being fully fleshed out It could have used a lot editing in my opinion Ultimately I am very disappointed in this book I was hoping for a real look at Sri Lanka and was left wanting Thank you to NetGalley and Dundurn for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review I had never read anything about Sri Lanka before I knew nothing of their civil war This book was a heart wrenching read The author was so honest in his pain He experienced hardships on many levels His family experienced internal discord due to his father bringing a mistress into their home to live his father was wealthy and focused only on business to the emotional neglect of his children he experienced life threatening atrocities of war and then all the fears that accompanied him while fleeing his countryThe love of his mother and siblings is what kept him going and believing for a better life His ourney was marked several times by the miraculous kindness of strangers humble people doing the right thing But the author himself is the hero of the story He cared about his own family than his father did I m grateful to those who encouraged him to write his story This story was very well written and is worth delving into if you like harrowing tales of this sort The human spirit is indomitable in the face of evil I m thankful he was able to find some peace and healing in the writing of his storyI received an ARC copy in exchange for my honest opinion He ll bring you to this world of chaos where for a time you ll doubt if there s any hope left He will show you how to conuer each challenge and persevere to get to your ultimate goal for the lov One of a kind book about survival and perseverance to find a better life Truly amazing story and fantastic book Really enjoyed reading it. Finds himself in a refugee camp being smuggled across international borders living with drug dealers and imprisoned The Sadness of Geography is a moving story of innocence lost the persecution of an entire people and the universal uest for a better lif. ,

Y father bought the first automobile in the village However to say That His Father Led his father led ueerly Bohemian existence would be putting it mildly an understatement In spite of having an extraordinarily devoted woman for a wife Mr Tharmathurai s father commenced to have an affair with his sister in law before nonchalantly taking the latter as his second wife and proceeding to have kids with her Growing up in a predominantly Tamil region Mr Tharmathurai was isolated and insulated from communication of any sort with the Sinhalese segment of the population His blissful existence meant that he was totally in the dark regarding the simmering undercurrents which would soon lead to a full blown war of ideologies Mr Tharmathurai s first taste of the ethnic conflict materialized on the morning of May 31st 1981 when the famous Jaffna Public Library home to than ninety seven thousand books and precious ancient manuscripts containing irreplaceable artifacts of Tamil cultural and historical heritage was set ablaze At that time a boarder in the St John s College in Jaffna Mr Tharmathurai and his classmates bravely tried to extinguish the fire but were prevented by an egregious bunch of security forces from carrying out their mission thereby leaving the Library to burn to its unfortunate ruin The most searing and scarring impact of the conflict on Mr Tharmathurai took place in one of the compartments of a train On his way to visit his parents from boarding school Mr Tharmathurai was accosted by a bunch of Sinhalese soldiers and one of them proceeded to molest him eering and making fun of him all along This nerve racking incident imbued a sense of hatred and anger in Mr Tharmathurai towards the Sri Lankan military and before long he was recruited as a rebel in the "ranks of the LTTE The recruitment however proved to a damp suib barring "of the LTTE The recruitment however proved to a damp suib barring spine chilling experience as the new recruit s The International Encyclopedia Of Surrealism job involved distributing pamphlets organizing collections and pasting propaganda posters Fed up with the entire scheme of things in his country Mr Tharmathurai then seeks to bolt the nation and head to Europe where his older brother Lathy was already stationed in Paris The rest of the book recounts the traumatic experiences of Mr Tharmathurai travelling on fake and genuine passports being detained in a refugee camp in Nuremburg and the Rouen prison in France before finally arriving in Canada as an asylum seeker The travails and tribulations undertaken by Mr Tharmathurai make for some unsettling reading From having been duped by an agent promising him a passport and divesting him of Rs 20000 prior to miraculously recovering both his passport and money courtesy a chance encounter with a good Samaritan that left the young man homeless hungry and sleeping on a beach for four days in a row to a rough encounter with the guards in the Parisian prison The Sadness of Geography reminisces about the plight of a young man who having his roots uprooted painstakingly tries to find a life Mr Tharmathurai writes in a manner that is candid and unhesitatingly discloses even the most private of details For instance the episode of his getting molested in a railway coach is recounted in a simple telling and matter of fact manner that both shocks and startles the reader Recounting his traumatic time at the Rouen Prison he writes Rouen Prison also known as the Bonne Nouvelle Prison is located in the town of Rouen in the northwest Seine Maritime district of France Many years later I learned that Rouen had been home to Nicolas Cocaign the cannibal who killed a fellow prisoner and ate one of his lungs Thankfully this happened years after I was there In the end Mr Tharmathurai succeeded in sponsoring his family to Canada with the exception of his father who died after being shot at by the military trying to make it to India via sea by engaging in a frenzy ofobs In his own words I would wake up at 700 am and go to school School ended at 330 pm and I would commute to work by 500 pm I did my homework during my commute During the week I would work eight hour shifts and get home at about #200 Am On The Weekends #am On the weekends would work fifteen hour shifts starting at 1000 am and finishing at 100 am the following morning With overtime I managed to meet the reuired income level The Life And Times Of Abu Tammam just barely and sponsored my family Unlike a multitude of unfortunates Mr Tharmathurai succeeded in all his endeavours courtesy his intrepid and never say die attitude as well as a spate of good fortune Anuary 1985 at the age of eighteen he left his home in a desperate bid to build a new life for himself and his family abroad after a deeply traumatic encounter with a group of Sinhalese soldiers As his terrifying and often astonishingourney unfolds he. First off ust a warning for anyone interested in this book it definitely could have used a good edit or two the writing isn t the strongest BUT it s also a memoir and it s written by the author without the help of a "Ghostwriter As Many Memoirs Out There Are Written So For "as many memoirs out there are written so for I chose to ignore the writing style while reading this book This book was really personal to me because my dad was also a Tamil exile that was forced to flee his home My dad doesn t really talk about his time leaving Sri Lanka and taking a long ourney to finally make it to Canada I ve overheard bits and pieces of the story throughout my childhood and knew it involved multiple countries Systems Chemical Biology jails fake identities refugee camps etc so I really loved this story because the author shares a very similarourney to my dad and I learned about what it was like to flee a country that was in a civil war and didn t like you for being Tamil This book also made me reflect and come to terms with a lot of Tamil culture and my family that I get really frustrated with like how no one talks about feelings how strict and conservative it is how sexist and misogynistic it can be As I get older I am starting to let go of some of these frustrations and instead of being angry about it try to be a better person myself and try to change it for future generations but this book was really helpful in that healing process I d love to see books like this come out with different perspectives The author was extremely lucky and fortunate that coming to Canada meant a better life for him and his family I know a lot of families my parents included that still #Struggle In Canada And Don #in Canada and don become successful like the author But this is still a valid story and I m happy to hear that some Sri Lankan refugees actually did really well after fleeing the country This book truly reflects the struggle many Tamil Canadians and other individuals fleeing their homeland for freedom have faced A book written to be read so easily and guaranteed to bring out the pride of being a Canadian Author Logathasan writes I really liked this book It taught me a lot and was filled with a lot of things I didn t know I think a lot of people should read this it s very important and opened my eyes to so much I didn t know I give it a five out five stars For over three agonizing decades the island nation of Sri Lanka was mired in an ethnic conflict that led to a wanton spate of massacres mayhem and melee This conflict that pitted the Sri Lankan military against the separatist forces of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam LTTE divided Sri Lanka along ethnic lines pitting the majority Buddhist Sinhalese dominated government against the minority Tamil speaking population When the dust finally settled over one of the longest sectarian strife in modern times the damage wrought was unspeakable Over 100000 lives are estimated to have been lost while the total economic cost of the war was estimated at US200 billion The Human Rights Watch also cast allegations of genocide against the Government of Sri Lanka under international law and published the relevant details in December 2009 Leading American expert in international law Professor Francis A Boyle held an emergency meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to urge to stop Tamil genocide by providing the evidence of crimes against humanity genocide against Tamils and the international community s failure to stop the slaughter of Tamil civilians in Sri Lanka Millions of people were displaced either involuntarily inevitably or forcibly throughout the tenure of the civil war One such individual was Logathasan Tharmathurai Now a resident of Canada Mr Tharmathurai was forced to flee his motherland when violence manifested itself at the doorstep of his house In his evocative work The Sadness of Geography Mr Tharmathurai recounts his harrowing experiences both within Sri Lanka and abroad as he attempted both bravely and foolishly to secure a passage to freedom both for himself and his family The son of a respectable businessman plying his wares in the small village of Sangkathaanai in the Jaffna District of the Northern Province Mr Tharmathurai let a life of contentment As he postulates when I was growing up our house was by far the largest and most modern in Sangkathaanai My father was very proud of that and always made sure that he was the first to have any modern convenience We were the first to have running water and the first to have electricity The harrowing ourney of a teenage refugee who never gave up on his dream of seeing his family againBorn to a wealthy family in northern Sri Lanka Logathasan Tharmathurai and his family lost everything during the long and brutal Sri Lankan Civil WarIn ,
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