funny Boy by Shyam Selvadurai

disturbing preference for playing "bride- bride" with the neighborhood girls and. Funny Boy is a gay young adult novel by Shyam Selvadurai that recounts the childhood and teenage years of Arjie as he discovers he is gay while growing up in Sri Lanka in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Radha Aunty is introduced and so is the discourse between Radha Aunty and her lover Anil, a Sinhalese boy. Amma, i felt a sudden sadness. These two thematic threads are apparent enough for a casual reader to acknowledge their presence in the novel. Meanwhile, war is on the horizon for the Sinhalese and Tamils. Arjies parents decide that they must flee the country for their safety, and decide to move to Canada. He is soon attacked for his alleged links with the Tigers and Arjies father knows that getting rid of Jegan is the only way to save his own business. Winner of the WH Smith Books/Books in Canada First Novel Award.

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We stood for a moment, each lost in his own thought, then we began to walk together towards the stairs that led down to the auditorium. Saskatoon Star Phoenix, a powerful and beautifully written novel, literary Review (UK). Arjie Chelvaratnam, at the age of 7, prefers dressing up in a sari and playing bride-bride with his girl cousin to cricket. Funny Boy, a delicate yet potent first novel that concerns itself with love, politics, gender, race, sexuality and terrorism. Soyza and Arjie develop a quick friendship even though Arjies older brother warns him that Soyza is gay.

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funny Boy by Shyam Selvadurai