Nayomi Munaweera on her novel "Island of a THousand Mirrors"

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Thu, 12/11/2014 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Nayomi Munaweera on her novel "Island of a THousand Mirrors"
Host Sarika Mehta speaks with Nayomi Munaweera about her novel Island of a Thousand Mirrors. Munaweera was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka. At the age of three she immigrated with her family to Nigeria. In 1984, a military coup necessitated a third migration and the family settled in Southern California. 

Island of A Thousand Mirrors was initially published in South Asia in 2012. It went on to be nominated for many of the sub-continent’s major literary prizes and won the Commonwealth Regional Prize for Asia. The novel was released in America by St. Martin’s Press in 2014.

Munaweera holds a Bachelor’s degree in Literature from the University of California, Irvine and a Master’s degree in South Asian Literature from the University of California, Riverside. She is an alumni of VONA Voices Workshop and the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. She lives in Oakland, California and is currently at work on her second novel. 
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