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Elephant Complex

John Gimlette

John Gimlette – winner of the Dolman Prize and the Shiva Naipaul Prize for Travel Writing – is the kind of traveller you’d want by your side. Whether hacking a centuries-old path through the jungle, interrogating the surviving members of the Tamil Tigers or observing the stranger social mores of Colombo’s city life, he brings his own unique insight to the page: a treasure-chest of research and a gift for wry amusement. Through him, Sri Lanka – all at once dazzling, strange, conflicted and beautiful – comes to life as never before.

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