Renuka David I saw a sunbird

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I saw a sunbird

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Engagingly written and a delight to read, "I saw a sunbird," brings to life the exotic setting of Sri Lanka. Set in the early 1970s, it's a witty and amusing account of a seven-year-old British-Sri Lankan girl on a visit home to family in Colombo. The novel follows her comical efforts to grow up and find solutions to problems that God and the adults can't resolve. Because it's written mostly from a child's perspective, it touches on but does not attempt to explore the racial tensions in depth. Also included in the storyline is the plight of the Veddhas, the little-known aboriginal race in Sri Lanka whose hunter-gatherer lifestyle is on the verge of extinction. We hear about them from both the child's and her uncle's point of view.

"A child expressing her love for a troubled country makes for compulsive reading."

"I can sympathise with Rohini; we have all had places we loved as children, and her lovely and innocent personality shines through on every line."

"Renuka David captures the child's voice exactly and gives information about a Sri Lankan family in a charming way."

"I laughed and cried my way through the novel. I also learned about Veddhas and it saddens me that they will probably lose their traditional lifestyle."

"I've never been to Sri Lanka but after reading this, feel as if I've been there. I can see the rows of huts with tin roofs and feel the warm bottles of Fanta in my hand."

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