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Mary Anne Mohanraj
Mary Anne says: A ridiculous amount of information about this Sri Lankan-American
is available at her web page,
list of her other publications, samples of her work, a brief
photos of her trip to Sri Lanka, literary links, an erratic journal,
much much more. She says:
I write these stories as part of my own private attempt to change the
world. I write stories with strong consenting women, to remind people
that strong women are sexy and that consent is crucial. I write
stories with queer characters, to spread a little awareness. I write
stories dealing with taboo subjects such as incest -- I've even got a
few poems floating around which deal with underage sex. Mainly, I try
to write stories with real people -- people who love and hate and
sometimes even have sex for all the wrong reasons  and who have
lives beyond the immediate sex act. And occasionally I write a little
fluffy fantasy  because life isn't all politics either.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bodies in Motion
Harper Collins, y (2004)
- These stories limn the tug-of-war between generations and gender in Sri Lanka as family members make their own choices about their futures, sometimes bringing them to America, and sometimes taking them back to their island home. In a distillation of intimate moments, the stories chronicle the loves, ambitions, spiritual and sexual quests of the members of each family as they search for meaning to their lives and a place to call home.
- Sawnet Review by Deepa Menon
- Stories available online from this collection, at the author's website.
- Review by Ada Calhoun in the New York Times.
- Review by Aaman Lamba in blogcritics.org
- Sri Lankans deprived of homeland and love. Review in the San Francisco Chronicle.
- Torn Shapes of Desire
Intangible Assets Manufacturing. (1996)
South Asian Women authors