[Gauribalan is a Sri Lankan Tamil writer. The story is about the anti-Tamil pogrom in July 1983 that began the civil war. It was translated from the Tamil Talarvu/ தளர்வு / by Ashik Kumar.] Squatting in the juice-stained verandah of his banana shop, sarong hitched up and tucked, he looked out at the street thinking that the day, yet to die, ought, for his sake, to go down soon. Stroking the twisted, bulging veins along his legs, varicose from standing, standing in the banana shop, he squatted in the verandah. The market bustle had gone quiet. Some, it seemed...Read More
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