Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

10/4/12: Island of a Thousand Mirrors, Nayomi Munaweera


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Nayomi Munaweera speaks with Nonogirl and Tara Dorabji about her debut novel, Island of A Thousand Mirrors, which delves into the painful history of Sri Lanka’s civil war with unflinching honesty, compassion, and heart.

We’ll be offering Nayomi Munaweera’s novel as a gift for those of you who support KPFA during this fund drive.  Plus, we have a pair of tickets to Dub Mission this Sunday featuring Brother Culture for the first caller to make a $25 contribution! Tune into Apex Express on Thursday, October 4 at 7pm on KPFA (94.1 or www.kpfa.org).


Bindlestiff Studio presents the World Premiere of Luis Francia’s “The Strange Case of Citizen de la Cruz” Directed by Jeffrey Lo. “The Strange Case of Citizen de la Cruz” is a two-act political thriller that follows the evolution of the eponymous protagonist from mild-mannered husband with a sexual dysfunction to a risk-taking government agent whose virility is awakened by his missions. With measured amounts of satire, Luis Francia’s play speaks on issues of radical nationalism–its effects and its outcome–with characters and situations that take aim at the manners and mores of Philippine politics. For mature audiences only. The play continues through October 13. https://www.facebook.com/events/352243451519481/

On Friday, Go Ohana features the best talent in music, dance, poetry, and comedy at La Pena Cultural Center. This Pan-Asian line-up features Wilson Wong, Manish Vaidya, Shirley Muramoto, and The Roundups. https://www.facebook.com/events/228613470598286

On Wednesday, October 10, at the International Hotel Manilatown Center in San Francisco, in continuation with its year-long programming to commemorate its 40th anniversary, Kearny Street Workshop, the nation’s oldest Asian Pacific American multidisciplinary arts organization, in partnership with Litquake and Manilatown Heritage Foundation, proudly present I Give You My Word, an evening of literary readings and performances featuring the voices of three generations of APA writers. They are: Genny Lim, Oscar Peñaranda, Jay Ruben Dayrit, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Alice Sola Kim, and Jai Arun Ravine. Tony Robles serves as master of ceremonies and Nancy Hom will deliver the opening remarks.


6/3/10 Permaculture for the People and Update on Sri Lanka


Three young Asian Pacific American, women, community organizers in the Bay Area – Angela Angel, Jidan Koon, and Amanda Wake – discuss their recent experience in Movement Generation’s Permaculture for the People two-week training. We will discuss the popularizing concept of permaculture and urban gardening in the context of API cultures and how it has inspired them as activists fighting for economic and environmental justice in low-income communities in the Bay Area. We will also highlight ongoing local projects led by API leaders who are already turning principles into practice.

Also, Preeti Mangala Shekar sits down in discussion with noted feminist activist and human rights advocate Sunila Abeyasekara on the ongoing political situation in Sri Lanka. Sunila also shares her insights on the history of the Sri Lankan women’s movement. Plus events calendar and music.