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why no one is talking about romance novels

On Silence and Singularity and the Romance Novel

November 4, 2014 4:00 am Published by 1 Comment

Silence surrounds the romance novel. Despite being a billion-dollar-a-year industry, romance novels are absent from high-profile book reviewing venues, literature course curricula, and general discussions of literature. Romances are also invisible. They are put in bedside drawers and not displayed either on coffee tables or on bookshelves. Sometimes they sit... read more

language and power

Sinhala: Language and Power

October 27, 2014 9:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In the Indian Ocean off the south coast of India is the island nation of Sri Lanka. The majority population is the Sinhalese, an ethnogroup who tend to be Buddhists and who speak Sinhala, an Indo-European language. They share the island with the minority Tamils, who tend to be Hindu.... read more