The Scribe
2016 Longlist

The Scribe

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

In the night after meditation with the monk, feeling the end nearing me, I write the last entries in my document. I write that I want my four begging bowls of the Buddhas to go to Kosala and Subha after my death. The monk would inform them of my wish. I write down the location where they would find them and tell them how to keep the Naaga away. I hope Kosala will not return them. Mortals are unpredictable.

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Sobani
Iddamalgoda

The Scribe is Sobani Iddamalgoda’s fourth novel. Through her main characters she trys to discuss the human being as it struggles to make meaning in his/her situation. Some of her other works include Tapestry, A Moment with Hinnihamy, Mind Sped and Interesting English. Sobani lives in Sri Lanka.

The Scribe is Sobani Iddamalgoda’s fourth novel. Through her main characters she trys to discuss the human being as it struggles to make meaning in his/her situation. Some of her other works include Tapestry, A Moment with Hinnihamy, Mind Sped and Interesting English. Sobani lives in Sri Lanka.

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NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

The story of the “scribe” from outer space who comes to record evolution of man from beast to the “teachers of the cosmos” carries a message told in simple but aresting language. The theme is unusual and speaks of the essence of humanity with both its negativity and positivity seen throught the scribe’s eyes.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
01/01/2016
Publisher
Godage and Brothers

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